act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
take vengeance on or get even;
"We'll get them!"
"That'll fix him good!"
"This time I got him"
- He has a huge overdraft to pay off.
- He paid it back out of his earning.
- Success is often the pay for hard work.
- Frank went back to his employer.
- When he attacked me, naturally I struck back.
- They fought back in self-defence.
- I would pay him back for his treacheries.
- She got back at him by showing me the letter.