pay back (2)
This page is about the phrasal verb pay back (2)
If you pay someone back for doing something bad to you, you do something bad to them in return.
get back at
- pay sb back Jim was angry after I fired him and he said he'd pay me back one day.
- pay sb back for sth The kid who shot fifteen students in his high school said he was paying them back for all their insults and put-downs.
Ian said he was going to pay Harry back for telling the police that he was
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