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take against sb

UK
verb uk phrasal verb with take   /teɪk/ (took, taken) us  
to begin to dislike someone: I think she took against me when I got the promotion she wanted.
Translations of “take against sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始不喜歡(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始不喜欢(某人)…
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