HyperDic: pay_back

English > 2 senses of the expression pay back:
VERBpossessionpay back, reward, repayact or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
competitionpay back, pay off, get, fixtake vengeance on or get even
English > pay back: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningAct or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsreward, repay
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishpremiar, recompensar
Catalanpremiar, recompensar
English > pay back: 2 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningTake vengeance on or get even.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymspay off, get, fix
Broaderget even, get backTake revenge or even out a score
See alsopaydo or give something to somebody in return
Similar topaymake a compensation for
Spanishcoger, desquitarse, pagar, pillar
Nounspaybackthe act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

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