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Claude Frollo had always stayed away from women. But now he seemed to hate them— especially gypsy women. He had asked the bishop to forbid gypsies from dancing in the square. He was outraged when the bishop refused. For some reason he seemed to be out for revenge. He began to collect information about all the wizards and witches who’d been burned or hanged in the past.

Dose it mean: He began to take revenge openly.

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Be out for something/be out to do something is an idiomatic expression meaning:

(informal) to have a particular intention

  • Andrew’s just out for a good time. I was convinced he was out to cheat me.

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to be out for revange means to have the clear intention to seek revange on something/someone.

  • Thanks a lot. Shoudn't it be: to be out for revange means to have clear intention to seek revange on something/someone. you wrote: .... to have the clear intention to .... – Viser Hashemi Jan 10 at 21:20
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"Out for revenge" means approximately "planning or taking action to seek revenge." In other words, it seems like his mission or intention is to get revenge.

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