offense

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offense (US) noun
or British offence ˈfɛns/
plural offenses
offense (US)
noun
or British offence ˈfɛns/
plural offenses
Learner's definition of OFFENSE
[noncount] : something that causes a person to be hurt, angry, or upset
[count] : something that is wrong or improper often + to often + against
[count] : a criminal act
/ˈaːˌfɛns/ US, sports
: the group of players on a team who try to score points or goals against an opponent
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] : the way that players on a team try to score points or goals against an opponent
compare defense 6

take offense

: to become angry or upset by something that another person has said or done : to be offended by something
often + at
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