Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun getting_even

1 sense of getting even

Sense 1
return, paying back, getting even -- (a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

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

2 senses of get even

Sense 1
equalize, equalise, get even -- (compensate; make the score equal)
       => score, hit, tally, rack up -- (gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season")

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")

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