take offense

idiom

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.

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“Take offense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20offense. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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