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be even (with someone)

1. To not be indebted (to someone) for something; to not owe (someone) anything. I helped Sarah set up the community center for her casino night in return for her helping me move, so she and I are even now. Tell you what: buy me dinner this Friday. That way, you'll be even with me for the money I lent you.
2. To no longer have cause to seek revenge (against someone). You broke the tail light on my car, so I slashed your tires—now we're even.
See also: even

get even (with someone)

To exact revenge or take retaliatory action (against someone) as a means of equalizing some prior mistreatment. This prank may seem elaborate, but I need to get even with my brother for dumping a bucket of water on me the other day. After Sheila figured out that Tammy was the one who had started the rumor about her, she swore that she would get even. No one criticizes the boss, as we're all afraid he may fire us just to get even.
See also: even, get
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(with someone) not being indebted to someone for money; no longer needing to retaliate against someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I will get even with you for breaking my baseball bat! Jimmy got even with Bill by punching him in the nose.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They manufactured eveners up to six-horse capacity, as well as double--and single-tree yokes and step--and extension-ladders to use up their scrap lumber.
Rich people sat in a two-wheeled cart attached to the drag evener with a pipe and were pulled across the field.
Dennis Jeske wonders whether it might be a ring and clevis off a horse evener. Richard McDanalds guesses that it is a ring, loop, pin and small ring for an ox yoke.
By the time he was 21 years old, Henry had patented an evener that facilitated a 4-horse hitch, and by the time he was 24, his hitch repair and evener manufacturing business had outgrown the buildings on the farm.
The detail is microscopic: The pull pin for the evener is really a wrench used to take off axle nuts so that the wheel could be pulled for greasing, just like the real one!
Two-way sulky plows use a horizontal hitch, which provides for automatic shifting of the evener clevis to the front of the working beam by means of a roller moving on a horizontal draft bar.
For example, everyone knows that the cutter bar on a horse-drawn mower is raised by a lever, but how about the eveners that equalize the load between the two horses pulling the thing?
Frankel argued the only hope for stability lay in the role of the major international oil companies, singly or in combination, as well as governments, acting as "eveners", "organisers" and "adjusters".
But the book is not concerned with little idiolects; its innocent pages are untouched by cynicism or technology (unless eveners, stretchers and swingle-trees count here); in fact the five lines on ash-tray are so naive as to mention only its location under a domestic fire.
Besides the main beater on the axle, there was a spiral widespread at the rear, as well as a smaller beater above the main one, all turning in roller bearings that were "lubricated by the pressure system, similar to that used in automobile construction." The Model D featured a flat-link chain conveyor with steel slats that could be adjusted to apply from 5 to 25 loads per acre and was available with either two or three horse eveners, while other options included an end-gate, a brake, a lime-spreading attachment and a tractor hitch.
Applications: Color cosmetics, daily wear, pressed powders, skin tone eveners, concealers and brighteners
Applications: Daily wear, moisturizers, skin tone eveners, after sun care