get back at

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get back at (third-person singular simple present gets back at, present participle getting back at, simple past got back at, past participle (UK) got back at or (US) gotten back at)

  1. (idiomatic) To retaliate against; to take revenge on.
    She put toothpaste in his shoes to get back at him for the frog he left in her refrigerator.

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