take offense

Definition of take offense

  1. :  to become angry or upset by something that another person has said or done :  to be offended by something He took offense when I suggested exchanging the gift. —often + at She takes offense at any criticism.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

  1. :  something that is taken:

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

    :  share, cut

  1. :  an act of stumbling

    :  a cause or occasion of sin :  stumbling block

    :  something that outrages the moral or physical senses

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