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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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As soon as I had that lady flattened out at low level, I opened the bay doors," said Overley, who always called the Avenger a lady.
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Guests will receive an event lanyard and may receive a pair of limited-edition Avenger character RealD 3D glasses, while supplies last.
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- - As the film community mourns the passing of legendary softcore filmmaker Russ Meyer, his legacy lives on both within his own classic work, and within one campy spoof: The Double D Avenger," available on DVD from Elite Entertainment.