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

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

offenseplay
  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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