English - Vietnamese Dictionary
reprisal /ri'praizəl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự trả thù, sự trả đũa
- to make reprisals on someone: trả thù ai
+a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
Advanced English Dictionary
retaliation, revenge, retribution, redress, requital, vengeance, repayment, recompense, vindication, getting even, indemnity:
She refused to be named because she feared reprisals. How many hostages did they shoot in reprisal?
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
[C, U] (written) a violent or aggressive act towards sb because of sth bad that they have done towards you: They did not want to give evidence for fear of reprisals. + They shot ten hostages in reprisal for the assassination of their leader.
VERB + REPRISAL
The gang threatened to take reprisals against them.
| threaten (sb with) | suffer
She tried to persuade the soldiers that they would not suffer reprisals if they surrendered.
| expect, fear
REPRISAL + NOUN
in ~ for
A dozen hostages were shot in reprisal for the killing of an army officer.
| ~ against
reprisals against witnesses for the evidence they have given
| ~ from
reprisals from angry fans
fear of reprisals
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