take amiss

take amiss
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. bristle, bridle, grumble, misunderstand; see complain 1 , mistake .

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  • take\ amiss — • take amiss • the wrong way v. phr. To become offended due to a misunderstanding. I hope you won t take it amiss, the boss said to Jane, that I find you irresistibly attractive …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take amiss — ► take amiss be offended by (something said). Main Entry: ↑amiss …   English terms dictionary

  • take amiss — index misapprehend, resent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take amiss — phrasal : to impute a wrong motive or a bad meaning or intention to : take offense at afraid a refusal will be taken amiss Dorothy Barclay don t take it amiss if his counsels are not pleasant Richard Ginder * * * take amiss To take offence at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take amiss — or[the wrong way] {v. phr.} To become offended due to a misunderstanding. * / I hope you won t take it amiss, the boss said to Jane, that I find you irresistibly attractive. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take amiss — or[the wrong way] {v. phr.} To become offended due to a misunderstanding. * / I hope you won t take it amiss, the boss said to Jane, that I find you irresistibly attractive. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take amiss — idi to be mistakenly offended at or resentful of; misunderstand …   From formal English to slang

  • amiss — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not quite right; inappropriate. ► ADVERB ▪ wrongly or inappropriately. ● not go amiss Cf. ↑not go amiss ● take amiss Cf. ↑take amiss …   English terms dictionary

  • take — [tāk] vt. took, taken, taking [ME taken < OE tacan < ON taka < ? IE base * dēg , to lay hold of] I to get possession of by force or skill; seize, grasp, catch, capture, win, etc. 1. to get by conquering; capture; seize 2. to trap, snare …   English World dictionary

  • take ill — Take amiss, take in bad part, take exception to …   New dictionary of synonyms

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