[ verb ] take revenge for a perceived wrong
"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
And so it was over the weekend what with 40 - year old Warren_Spahn pitching his no-hit masterpiece against the Giants and the Giants ' Willie_Mays retaliating with a record tying 4 - homer spree Sunday .
[ verb ] (military) make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
"The Empire strikes back" "The Giants struck back and won the opener" "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing"
Used in print(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Well , the odious little toad went_along chivying animals and humans who could n't retaliate , and in_due_course , as was inevitable , overreached himself .