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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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson joined the franchise in Fast Five as Luke Hobbs, a cop who had it in for Dominic Toretto, while Jason Stratham joined the cast in the sixth film as villain Deckard Shaw, who was seeking revenge against Dom.
'I'm not being vindictive or seeking revenge against the person who hit me, but what he did is not good.
The synopsis of Cold Pursuit - Neeson's snow plough driver Nels Coxman seeking revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son - sounded like more of the same.
figure By AYUMBA AYODI Kenya Harlequin have warned leaders Kabras Sugar to prepare for a classic Kenya Cup showdown and first defeat of the season when they clash on Saturday at the RFUEA grounds.It's a match where Quins will also be seeking revenge against Kabras Sugar, who beat them 22-13 last season in Kakamega, during the regular league outing.
The group which regretted that Nigeria has become a laughing stock in the international community because of the many corruption cases involving its number three man in government and also accused the Senate President of seeking revenge against President Muhammadu Buhari and some appointees in the crime and anti-corruption agencies.
Either Mr Qadri is seeking revenge against the Sharifs, a family he was once close to politically, or he is being encouraged by anti-democratic forces to try and destabilise the political landscape.
But with Letran seeking revenge against first round tormentor Mapua, Nambatac exploded for 17 first half points to steer his side to an 88-79 victory, enough for it to once again get itself in the conversation as one of the favorites to snare those last two spots.
Though the other men of the village seem angry about the event, Seiji sees how their expressions are "emasculated by fear." Seeking revenge against the marines who violated Sayoko, Seiji follows them into the sea as they take a quick swim to cool off.
But ahead of tonight's top-of-the-table clash, he insists Dundalk are not preoccupied with seeking revenge against a side who will close within a point of them if they win.
And without the Godslayer in the present, who can possibly stand against a conspiracy of immortals seeking revenge against their errant parents, the Gods themselves?
Ben Barba is seeking revenge against his old club Brisbane
Y AM Y HYWEL " The biggest myth was that the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was seeking revenge against the miners for their part in bringing down Edward Heath's Conservative Government ten years earlier.
LEWIS Hamilton has promised he will not be seeking revenge against Nico Rosberg following his Mercedes team-mate's actions in Sunday's controversial Belgian Grand Prix.
LEWIS Hamilton has promised he will not be seeking revenge against Nico Rosberg following his Mercedes teammate's actions in Sunday's controversial Belgian Grand Prix.
This developed following information that some relatives of the victims are seeking revenge against the attackers.