offend against sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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offend against sth

phrasal verb with offend uk   us   /əˈfend/ verb
to ​break a ​rule or ​principle or not ​fit well with something that ​peopleconsider to be ​correct: Would it be ​offending against good ​taste to ​wear a ​patternedtie with my ​stripedshirt?
(Definition of offend against sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “offend against sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 违反,触犯(规则), 违背(常理)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違反,觸犯(規則), 違背(常理)…
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