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take exception

Definition of take exception

  1. :  to feel or express disagreement with, opposition to, or offense at something —usually + to <I take exception to the tone of her remarks.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  the act of excepting :  exclusion

    :  one that is excepted

    :  a case to which a rule does not apply

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to criticize in a loud and angry way

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