take umbrage

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Verb[edit]

take umbrage (third-person singular simple present takes umbrage, present participle taking umbrage, simple past took umbrage, past participle taken umbrage)

  1. 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.”
  2. To become angry and resentful.