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Noun: payback  'pey,bak
  1. Financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
  2. The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
    "payback is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord";
    - vengeance, retribution
Verb: pay back  pey bak
  1. Act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behaviour or actions
    - reward, repay
  2. Take vengeance on or get even
    - pay off, get, fix [informal]

Derived forms: paybacks, pays back, paying back, paid back

See also: pay

Type of: act, get back, get even, issue, move, payoff, proceeds, retaliation, return, revenge, take, takings, yield

Encyclopedia: Payback