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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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If you cannot make the signings, you can purchase a copy of The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen at Fiction Addiction, Mr.
Still, while many have played avenging angels, vengeance has been the bread and butter of two American filmmakers: Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson.
Bando's work offers insight into these questions as Avenging Eagles takes the reader through the uncertain and chaotic beginnings of the division, its training, and eventual first exposure to combat operations: Normandy.
High Heat Baseball 2000 for PC joins the Company's lineup of products released this fiscal year: Army Men(TM), Army Men II, Might and Magic(R) VI, Vegas Games(R) 2000, Heroes of Might and Magic(TM) II Gold, Heroes of Might and Magic III and Requiem: Avenging Angel(TM) for the PC, Army Men 3D for the PlayStation game console, and BattleTanx(TM) for the Nintendo(R) 64 console.
Leonard is a former insurance investigator intent on avenging his wife's brutal murder.
Other upcoming products from the Company include Might and Magic VII For Blood and Honor(TM), High Heat Baseball(TM) 2000 and Requiem: Avenging Angel for the PC, High Heat Baseball 2000, Vegas Games(R) 2000 and Crusaders of Might and Magic(TM) for the PlayStation game console, and Army Men-Sarge's Heroes(TM) for the Nintendo 64 console.
2) Holyfield had trouble in the early rounds with Moorer's left-handed stance but eventually landed some damaging right uppercuts in avenging an earlier defeat.
Also expected soon for PC are Requiem: Avenging Angel(TM), which Ziff-Davis' Computer Gaming World magazine ranked highly among its top action games for the year, and Might and Magic(R) VII For Blood and Honor(TM), the latest chapter in the best-selling, award-winning series of role playing games.
The pair knocked off top-seeded Kent Steffes and Jose Loiola 15-13 in overtime, avenging a loss earlier in the day to the team which had won seven of the previous nine tournaments and had yet to be tested in this, the first leg of beach volleyball's grand slam.
366, Army Men, BattleTanx, Blood and Honor, Crusaders of Might and Magic, Dark Auspices, Heroes of Might and Magic, Meridian 59, High Heat Baseball, Lead and Destroy, Might and Magic, Requiem: Avenging Angel, Sarge's Heroes, Uprising, Vegas Games and their respective logos, are trademarks and/or service marks of The 3DO Company in the U.
Wrestling: The Moorpark College wrestling team defeated Golden West 25-14 Wednesday, winning seven of the 10 matches in avenging a Sept.
Other upcoming products from the company include Army Men(TM) 3D for the PlayStation(R) game console, Heroes of Might and Magic(R) III, Requiem: Avenging Angel(TM), Might and Magic(R) VII: For Blood and Honor(TM) and High Heat Baseball(TM) 2000 for the PC.
The object of the game, like the play, concerns avenging the death of Hamlet's father.
The balance of the games expected to be introduced in and around the Company's fourth fiscal quarter includes: Requiem: Avenging Angel(TM), Army Men II, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Might and Magic(R) VII and High Heat Baseball(TM) 2000, all for the PC.
Manager Joe Torre led the Yankees to an American League record 114 regular season victories and the team continued their dominance in the playoffs, dispatching the Texas Rangers and avenging their loss to the Cleveland Indians in last season's American League Championship series.