take offence (at something)

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take offence (at something)

To be or feel insulted, offended, or humiliated by something. Primarily heard in UK. I know your jokes were made completely in jest, but I couldn't help taking offence at them. I noticed your parents leaving in a bit of a huff earlier; I do hope they haven't taken offence.
See also: offence, take
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Mr Allen replied: "As somebody who cannot get up and stand up, I take offence at those remarks.
Beckham appeared to take offence at something the man said, and later claimed the spectator had insulted his wife, Victoria.