Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb get_back

3 senses of get back

Sense 1
win back, get back -- (recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost; "We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company"; "He got back his son from the kidnappers")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 2
get even, get back -- (take revenge or even out a score; "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even")
       => revenge, avenge, retaliate -- (take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother")

Sense 3
settle, get back -- (get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy")
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

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