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    #1

    What is this action is called in English

    The other day, my friend scared my to death. She tends to do that. If I want to scare her too. What is this action is called in English that you do something on someone who has done something to you?


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    #2

    Re: What is this action is called in English

    It's called getting back at someone, or giving them a dose of their own medicine.

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    #3

    Re: What is this action is called in English

    Could use "pay back", "getting even" , for example.

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    #4

    Re: What is this action is called in English

    That's getting even with them.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: What is this action is called in English

    Getting your own back.

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    #6

    Re: What is this action is called in English

    Quote Originally Posted by it-is-niaz View Post
    The other day, my friend scared me to death. She tends to do that. If I want to scare her too, what is the action is called in English that you do something on someone who has done something to you?

    Note that the second 'is' in your title should be deleted.

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    #7

    Re: What is this action is called in English

    Revenge

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    #8

    Re: What is this action is called in English

    Tit for tat
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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