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offence

noun UK ( US offense)
 
 
/əˈfens/
UPSET [U] B2 the feeling of being upset or angry by something rude someone says : to cause/give offence Many people take offence at swearing. I'm sure she meant no offence by her remarks.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireMaking people sad, shocked and upset
CRIME [C] B2 a crime: a criminal offence He committed several serious offences.Crime - general words
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