English version

take offence (at something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake offence (at something)take offence (at something)OFFENDto feel offended because of something someone says or does I think he took offence at my lack of enthusiasm. offence
Examples from the Corpus
take offence (at something)Poor Mrs Sugden considered we were being very superior, and took offence.There was little point in taking offence, and no time to do so in any case.Lane did not take offence at his boss's comment, nor did he slow down.Would Bonaventure return or take offence at not being fed by him and disappear for ever into the stinking alleyways?The driver would have known it was his first time, didn't take offence at the yelling.It is music for the coach trade, at which only the most high-minded purist is likely to take offence.Corbett loved the brilliant logic delivered so tongue-in-cheek that only those who wished to take offence would be affronted.No one will take offence and you might secure win: win.
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