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2 definitions found
 for pay back
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pay back
      v 1: act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior
           or actions [syn: reward, repay, pay back]
      2: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll
         fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: pay back, pay
         off, get, fix]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "pay back":
     alternate, atone, bandy, be quits with, change, commute,
     compensate, cooperate, counterchange, cover, do penance, exchange,
     expiate, fill up, get back at, get even with, get satisfaction,
     give and take, give satisfaction, indemnify, interchange,
     kick back, logroll, make amends, make compensation, make good,
     make reparation, make requital, make restitution, make retribution,
     make up for, make up to, pay, pay damages, pay in kind, pay off,
     permute, quit, reciprocate, recompense, recoup, rectify, redress,
     refund, reimburse, repay, requite, respond, retaliate, return,
     return the compliment, reward, set right, square, swap, switch,
     trade, transpose
  
  

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