retaliate against (someone or something)

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retaliate against (someone or something)

To take retributory action in response to the actions of someone or something with the aim of returning the injury, harm, or wrong in kind. She retaliated against the bully by having her older brother's friends go and beat him up. The senator asserted his intention to have the controversial legislation repealed.
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retaliate against someone or something

to take revenge against someone or something. The striking workers will retaliate against the company with a protest march. The students retaliated against the administration.
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The EEOC charged that CRST violated federal law when it failed to accommodate, refused to hire and then retaliated against a truck driver applicant, a Navy veteran, because he used a service dog to assist with his disabilities.
The director also expressed concerns that she would be retaliated against for reporting what she believed was a discriminatory abuse of the company's performance management system, according to the lawsuit filed last week in U.S.
A former store worker did not plead sufficient facts to suggest the ABC retaliated against her.
Hama, Idleb, SANA -- Army units retaliated against terrorists' attacks on military posts in the countryside of Hama and Idleb provinces.
She now claims that the housing authority improperly denied her requests for medical leave and retaliated against her for these requests by disciplining and terminating her, all in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C.
The operators of the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio violated federal law by subjecting Hispanic banquet staff to a hostile work environment based on national origin and retaliated against its workers who opposed a restrictive language policy, the U.S.
Earlier this week, China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list as it retaliated against US duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods set to go into effect from September 24.
The commerce ministry's statement came hours after Trump said he was imposing 10 per cent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of imports from China, and threatened duties on about $267 billion more if China retaliated against the U.S.
products." The move comes after President Donald Trump threatened to implement tariffs on at least $500B on Chinese goods if China retaliated against the $34B in tariffs that went into effect Friday.
Following the attacks, which are yet to be confirmed by the United Nations, the developed and 'civilised' nations, especially the US, France and the UK, unilaterally retaliated against Bashar al-Assad's forces by launching missile attacks.
Albayalde, however, said it was unlikely that the police were involved in Marabe's assassination because if they were, they would have had retaliated against the former fiscal long ago.
Gold prices eased from a one-week high, but still remained up on Wednesday, as the US dollar dipped versus the yen and share markets faltered after China retaliated against a US move to slap tariffs on $50 billion worth of its imports.
Washington: The US having USD 800 billion deficit with other countries is ready for a trade war with them, if they retaliated against his decision to impose 25pc import tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
Employees who believe they are retaliated against for engaging in protected conduct may file a complaint with OSHA's Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Law Minister on Tuesday retaliated against the bill presented by the opposition, saying that it was Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) government under its founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who removed this clause from the constitution in 1975.