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avenge (oneself)

To retaliate against another for a wrong done to oneself; to get revenge. Tiffany is always gossiping about me, so I avenged myself by starting a rumor about her. How do you plan to avenge yourself for their act of sabotage?
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avenge oneself (on someone or something) (for something)

 and avenge oneself (against someone or something) (for something)
to get even with, or take revenge against someone or something for some hurt or damage. They avenged themselves on the enemy for the surprise attack. He avenged himself against the storekeeper for the false charges. Mary avenged herself for her ex-husband's neglect to pay child support. Tom avenged himself on Bill for Bill's previous insults.
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Which is kind of cool because then they just write music and put it out and it is truly from the heart - it's not got anything to do with all the madness going around and every single person's opinion on what Avenged Sevenfold is doing.
We are excited to go back to the Far and Middle East," said Avenged Sevenfold front man M Shadows.
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Speaking to the Irish Daily Mirror after Kenny's funeral, a senior member of the CIRA warned: "We are not saying too much now but his death will be avenged.
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The victory helped Sylmar (16-5, 8-1) pull into a first-place tie in league with San Fernando (17-9, 8-1) and avenged a 5-2 loss earlier in the season.
Suarez, who missed making the cut to the quarterfinals last year by two pins, avenged himself this year.
Baptist avenged losses to the Knights in league play and in the Lancers' tournament.
Wilson/LB 60, Palmdale 45: Neka Mixon scored 18 points as host Long Beach Wilson avenged last year's playoff lose to Palmdale.
For Lancaster, the victory avenged a heart-breaking Jan.