English version

take against somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake against somebody/something phrasal verb British Englishto begin to dislike someone or something, especially without a good reason Voters took against the relationship between the government and the unions in the 1970s. take→ See Verb table
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take against I support the Bill, because anything that can add to the action that can be taken against car thieves is welcome.But Football League action of the kind taken against Flashman is unusual and is seldom the result of their own initiative.He might even take against her and she cared for him.S. assurances that no military actions would be taken against him by these exiles.No action will be taken against the automaker during the review period, which could take up to four months.
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Verb table
take
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytake
he, she, ittakes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytook
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave taken
he, she, ithas taken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad taken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill take
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have taken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam taking
he, she, itis taking
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you, we, theyare taking
Past
I, he, she, itwas taking
you, we, theywere taking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been taking
he, she, ithas been taking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been taking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be taking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been taking
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