give/cause offense

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Definition of give/cause offense

: to cause a person or group to feel hurt, angry, or upset by something said or done She didn't mean to give/cause offense.

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“Give/cause offense.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%2Fcause%20offense. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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