get back at
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
get back at(
geht
 
bahk
 
aht
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. vengarse de
Juan found the perfect opportunity to get back at Alonso for his treachery.Juan encontró la oportunidad perfecta para vengarse de Alonso por su traición.
b. desquitarse con
After the all the terrible things he did to me, I've got to find a way to get back at him.Con todas las cosas horribles que me hizo, tengo que encontrar una manera de desquitarme con él.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
get back at
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
to g back at somebody (for something)vengarse de alguien (por algo)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
get back at
intransitive verb
to get back at sb (for sth) vengarse de algn (por algo); desquitarse con algn (por algo)
Alex is the last woman to worry about her appearance. I think she does it deliberately. There's something aggressive about her plainness. It's her way of getting back at her mother I used manipulation and guile, so skilfully developed in my childhood, to get back at the people who hurt me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning