HyperDic: get_even

English > 2 senses of the expression get even:
VERBcompetitionget even, equalize, equalisecompensate
competitionget even, get backtake revenge or even out a score
English > get even: 2 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningcompensate; make the score equal.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsequalize, equalise
Broaderscore, hit, tally, rack upgain points in a game / game / game
Spanishigualar el marcador, igualarse
English > get even: 2 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningTake revenge or even out a score.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"
Synonymget back
Narrowerpay back, pay off, get, fixTake vengeance on or get even
Broaderrevenge, avenge, retaliateTake revenge for a perceived wrong
Spanishcobrarse, desquitarse, sacarse la espina

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