Definition of take something ill in US English:

take something ill


  • Resent something done or said.

    ‘I did not mean for you to take my comments ill’
    • ‘So I stand and watch ball after ball whistle past my outstretched hand and, try as I might, I take it ill to see him running about like a dive bomber, whooping and hollering.’
    • ‘I hope you will not take it ill that I asked my son about your doings, we tell each other everything.’
    begrudge, feel aggrieved about, feel aggrieved at, feel bitter about, grudge, be annoyed about, be annoyed at, be angry about, be angry at, be resentful of, dislike, be displeased about, be displeased at, take exception to, object to, be offended by, take amiss, take offence at, take umbrage at
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