Definition of take offense
- He took offense when I suggested exchanging the gift.
- She takes offense at any criticism.
: 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
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
: an act of stumbling
: a cause or occasion of sin : stumbling block
: something that outrages the moral or physical senses
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