ajustar cuentas
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to settle accounts
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Lo ofendí y temo que él vaya a ajustar cuentas.I offended him and I'm afraid that he's going to settle accounts.
b. to settle scores
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
José contrató a unos matones para que lo ayuden a ajustar cuentas con el hombre que lo estafó.Jose hired some thugs to help him settle scores with the man who scammed him.
c. to get even
No creo que haya necesidad de ajustar cuentas. No me gustan las venganzas.I don't think there's a need to get even. I don't like revenges.
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