take+offence

  • 1 take offence — BE OFFENDED, take exception, take something personally, feel affronted, feel resentful, take something amiss, take umbrage, get upset, get annoyed, get angry, get into a huff; Brit. informal get the hump. → offence * * * take offence To feel… …

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  • 2 take offence — verb to feel, and show, resentment at anothers actions or words …

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  • 3 take offence (at something) — phrase to feel angry and upset because of something that someone has said or done I’m not surprised she took offence at his remarks. Thesaurus: to feel offended or insultedsynonym Main entry: offence …

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  • 4 offence — BrE usually offense AmE noun 1 (C) an illegal action or a crime: Driving while drunk is a serious offence. | a parking offense (+ against): sexual offences against children | commit an offence (=do something that is an offence) | first offence… …

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  • 5 take something personally — TAKE OFFENCE, take something amiss, be offended, be upset, be affronted, take umbrage, take exception, feel insulted, feel hurt. → personally * * * take something personally phrase to feel that a failure or unpleasant situation is your fault and… …

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  • 6 take umbrage (at something) — phrase to be offended by something They’re liable to take umbrage if we don’t invite them. Thesaurus: to feel offended or insultedsynonym Main entry: umbrage * * * take ˈumbrage (at sth) idiom …

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  • 7 take umbrage — TAKE OFFENCE, take exception, be aggrieved, be affronted, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, go into a huff; informal be miffed, have one s nose put out of joint; Brit.… …

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  • 8 offence — n. infraction 1) to commit an offence 2) a minor, petty, trivial; serious offence 3) a capital; impeachable; indictable offence 4) an offence against feeling of outrage 5) to take offence at (she takes offence at every remark) insult (formal) 6)… …

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  • 9 offence — of|fence W3 BrE offense AmE [əˈfens] n 1.) an illegal action or a crime ▪ The possession of stolen property is a criminal offence. ▪ Punishment for a first offence is a fine. ▪ His solicitor said he committed the offence because he was heavily in …

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  • 10 offence */*/*/ — UK [əˈfens] / US noun Word forms offence : singular offence plural offences 1) [countable] a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment motoring/firearms/public order offences criminal offence: Killing these animals is a criminal… …

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  • 11 take — take1 W1S1 [teık] v past tense took [tuk] past participle taken [ˈteıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(move)¦ 3¦(remove)¦ 4¦(time/money/effort etc)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(hold something)¦ 7¦(travel)¦ 8 …

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  • 12 take — 1 /teIk/ verb past tense took past participle taken MOVE STH 1 (T) to move someone or something from one place to another: Don t forget to take your bag when you go. | Paul doesn t know the way can you take him? | take sb/sth to: We take the kids …

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  • 13 take — I UK [teɪk] / US verb Word forms take : present tense I/you/we/they take he/she/it takes present participle taking past tense took UK [tʊk] / US past participle taken UK [ˈteɪkən] / US *** 1) [transitive] to move something or someone from one… …

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  • 14 offence — [[t]əfe̱ns[/t]] ♦♦♦ offences (The spelling offense is used in American English. The pronunciation [[t]ɔ͟ːfens[/t]] is used for meaning 3.) 1) N COUNT An offence is a crime that breaks a particular law and requires a particular punishment.… …

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  • 15 offence*/*/ — [əˈfens] noun 1) [C] a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment motoring/firearms/public order offences[/ex] The usual fine is £15 to £100 for a first offence.[/ex] Killing these animals is a criminal offence.[/ex] minor offences …

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  • 16 offence — n. (US offense) 1 an illegal act; a transgression or misdemeanour. 2 a wounding of the feelings; resentment or umbrage (no offence was meant). 3 the act of attacking or taking the offensive; aggressive action. Phrases and idioms: give offence… …

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  • 17 Take It Back — Infobox Single Name = Take It Back Artist = Pink Floyd from Album = The Division Bell B side = Astronomy Domine (live version)/Take It Back (edit) Released = 1994 Format = 7 , CD, Cassette Recorded = 1993 Genre = Progressive rock Length = 6:19… …

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  • 18 take exception — verb raise a formal objection in a court of law (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑challenge • Derivationally related forms: ↑challenge (for: ↑challenge) • Topics: ↑law …

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  • 19 take something amiss — BE OFFENDED, take offence, be upset. → amiss * * * take something amiss british phrase to be offended by something, especially something that was not intended to be offensive Thesaurus: to feel offended or insultedsynonym Main entry: amiss * * *… …

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  • 20 take amiss — phrasal : to impute a wrong motive or a bad meaning or intention to : take offense at afraid a refusal will be taken amiss Dorothy Barclay don t take it amiss if his counsels are not pleasant Richard Ginder * * * take amiss To take offence at… …

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