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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"Revenge can feel really good in the moment," he says, "but when we follow up with people five minutes, 10 minutes and 45 minutes later, they actually report feeling worse than they did before they sought revenge."
When they'd broken up, he'd sought revenge by using his skills as a computer programmer to recreate her in a computer game, which let anyone in the world imagine sex with her.
Three Canadian teams were headed in the right direction, while the Toronto Maple Leafs sought revenge in the second half of a home-and-home series against the Red Wings in Detroit.
Paul Aiton (above) touched down twice as Trinity sought revenge for last Friday's 20-18 defeat at Headingley.
The married mother of three was branded a "cold and calculating" woman who had sought revenge.
SOME people still haven't realised that by attacking Iraq, half the Muslim population of the world was enraged and sought revenge on both the perpetrators and their supporters.
The sexy actress played killer The Bride - who sought revenge after her husband was murdered by her former gang of assassins - in the first two films of the series.
3 : a chance for getting satisfaction <The team sought revenge through a rematch.>
But Mr Askins sought revenge by posting his story on the video website YouTube.
A driver apparently sought revenge on a speed camera by crashing into it, writing his car off in the process.
As the story comes to a close, it is revealed how the infant Celanire was used as a sacrifice, and demonic spirits that entered her lifeless body sought revenge. With these revelations, her life begins to take a different course.
He said: "I have never sought revenge. I seek justice and truth."
Those two politicians were so blind with anger they sought revenge without considering in the slightest the sufferings of others.
Spurned or jealous lovers, in keeping with concepts of masculine honor, frequently sought revenge against each other and against their hostess.
She may have been helpless on that fateful night, but the young widow sought revenge in the courts.