Synonyms of pay someone back
pay someone back
▷ See pay
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reciprocaterevengehit backretaliateavengeget back atreturn the complimentget even with (informal)get your own back on (informal)make reprisaleven or settle the score withpay (someone) back in his or her own coin
retaliateIf you retaliate when someone harms or annoys you, you do something which harms or annoys them in return.
• I was sorely tempted to retaliate.
pay someone backhit backstrike backreciprocatetake revengeget back at someoneget even with (informal)even the scoreget your own back (informal)wreak vengeanceexact retributiongive as good as you get (informal)take an eye for an eyemake reprisalgive (someone) a taste of his or her own medicinegive tit for tatreturn like for like
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