Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: payback
IPA transcription: [p'eɪb,æk]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: vengeance, retribution, payback
    Meaning: the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"
  • Synonyms: payback
    Meaning: financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
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