take offense

Definition of take offense

: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

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

offense play
  1. : an act of stumbling

  2. : a cause or occasion of sin : stumbling block

  3. : something that outrages the moral or physical senses


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