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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The trial at Mold Crown Court heard that a drugs turf war broke out in October, 2016, and that the defendants sought revenge against Mr Mason who had earlier chased two men into the River Clwyd with a machete for dealing drugs in the town.
Lewis Dunne was shot in the back on a canal towpath as the trio sought revenge against a rival street gang but instead gunned down the "wholly innocent" teenager.
Not all sought revenge against the Indians; some gave Sioux leader Sitting Bull credit for his military strategy and even harshly criticized whites who rioted after the defeat.
After ducking out of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery returned for one of 007's most enjoyable movies as he sought revenge against Blofeld for killing his missus.
The guard survived, but sought revenge against the witch.
The episode in question was when menacing villain Jez Quigley sought revenge against Steve McDonald for testifying against him in court.