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
: 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
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: a distinct treatment or variation
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: an act of stumbling
: a cause or occasion of sin : stumbling block
: something that outrages the moral or physical senses
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