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To treat someone in the same bad way they treat you

retaliate

verb

to do something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you

pay back

to do something bad to someone because they have done something bad to you

get back at

to do something to hurt or upset someone after they have hurt or upset you

get your own back

to do something bad to someone because they did something bad to you

get/be even (with someone)

to punish or to have punished someone by causing them as much trouble or harm as they have caused you

avenge

verb

to react to something wrong that has been done to you, your family, or your friends by punishing the person who did it

hit back

to deliberately hit someone because they have hit you

respond in kind

to behave to someone in the same way that they have behaved to you

revenge yourself on someone (for something)/be revenged on someone (for something)

to hurt or punish someone because they have hurt you or someone else

settle an (old) score (with someone)

to do something bad to someone because they did something bad to you

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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