revenge

noun
ADJECTIVE
sweet

This was sweet revenge for our defeat earlier in the season.

Revenge is sweet, so they say.

VERB + REVENGE
seek, want
plot

For ten years he has been plotting his revenge.

vow
exact, get, have, take, wreak

He vowed to take his revenge on the man who had killed his brother.

REVENGE + NOUN
attack, killing
fantasy
PREPOSITION
in revenge

The attack was in revenge for the deaths of two prisoners.

revenge for

revenge for the insult

revenge on

She desperately wanted to take revenge on her attacker.

PHRASES
an act of revenge

The bombing was an act of revenge for the shooting of two young boys.

a desire for revenge

The accusations were driven by a desire for revenge.


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