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Definition of revenge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1something that you do in order to make someone suffer because they have made you suffer He swore to take (his) revenge on his political enemies. She is seeking revenge for the murder of her husband. The bombing was in revenge for the assassination. He exacts a violent revenge. an act of revenge revenge attacks/killings
  2. 2(sport) the defeat of a person or team that defeated you in a previous game The Yankees wanted to get revenge for their defeat earlier in the season.
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