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Present participle for to exact revenge or fight back
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“Cecil watched his opponent warily, ready to retaliate at the merest hint of an attack.”
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Present participle for to reply to something, typically in a sharp, angry, or witty manner
“A brief silence followed, after which she tried to retaliate with a clever comeback.”
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Present participle for to retaliate or get revenge
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Present participle for to take action
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Present participle for act in response to something
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Present participle for defend
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Present participle for to say something quickly and irritably
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