take against

phrasal verb
took against; taken against; taking against; takes against

Definition of take against

British, somewhat old-fashioned
: to begin to dislike (someone or something) They took against her for no apparent reason.

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“Take against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20against. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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