take umbrage (third-person singular simple present takes umbrage, present participle taking umbrage, simple past took umbrage, past participle taken umbrage)
- To take offense.
- 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter X:
- “She took umbrage?”
“Yes, and she also took my head off. I don't know if you have ever been in a typhoon on the Indian Ocean.”
- To become angry and resentful.