get back at - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyget back at
he/she/itgets back at
present participlegetting back at
past tensegot back at
past participlegot back at
  1. get back at someone to do something to hurt or upset someone after they have hurt or upset you

    She was trying to get back at him for humiliating her.

See also main entry: get