seek revenge (against/on someone or something)

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seek revenge (against/on someone or something)

To attempt or intend to retaliate (against someone else) for a wrong done to oneself. Tiffany is always gossiping about me, so I sought revenge on her by starting a nasty rumor about her relationship with one of our teachers. I see the growth of this extremist movement as largely being citizens seeking revenge against the established government, which they feel has betrayed or abandoned them. Seeking revenge will never give you a sense of peace or closure—you'll remain just as angry as before, and it will bring suffering to someone else along with you.
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seek revenge

(against someone) Go to take revenge (against someone).
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Seeking revenge can backfire - but not for the reasons you may think.
'Humayo' is about a woman seeking revenge and vindication.
Based on the acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, Lumaajuuq, The Blind Boy & the Loon is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Inuit story that explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book suitable for all ages.
But seeking revenge is not that easy when an uncle is technically working with the bad guy.
NESTON will be seeking revenge after being drawn to play Bootle in a repeat of last year's ECHO Knockout Trophy semi-final.
ZENIT ST PETERSBURG defender Nicolas Lombaerts is seeking revenge tonight for his club's shock defeat by Apoel FC.
A Palestinian man seeking revenge lands in Detroit and buddies up with a crystal-meth addict in multihyphenate Sooney Kadouh's uneven debut, "This Narrow Place." Though not without interesting ideas, Kadouh hasn't fully thought through his arguments, and a few good scenes are sabotaged by ham-fisted situations; in addition, the overall bros-before-hos message needs major reassessment.
Prosecutors said the men, all Muslims, were seeking revenge against Krstic.
The pair go on the road seeking revenge and then a new life.
Seeking revenge for a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season, Morgan added: "This is a big match for us if we are to climb towards mid-table safety and we have a crucial month coming up.
In 'Harry Brown' Caine plays the role of a widower seeking revenge for the death of a friend.
The student was seeking revenge on the teacher for punishing him in front of others for not completing homework.
and made a "poor team", but he was not seeking revenge. Mr Sachs was speaking on his return to his home in Kilburn, north London, just hours after it became known that the pair have been suspended.
SET on Tyneside, Get Carter tells the story of Jack Carter, a small-town London gangster seeking revenge for the killing of his brother Frank who lived "up North".