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offensenoun

 us   /əˈfens/

offense noun (BAD FEELINGS)

[U] the ​condition of having ​yourfeelingshurt esp. because someone has been ​rude or ​showed a ​lack of ​respect: Do you ​think he took offense (= was ​upset) at the ​joke about his ​age?

offense noun (CRIME)

[C] an ​illegalact; ​crime: He was ​charged with the offense of ​driving without a ​license.

offensenoun [U]

 us   /ˈɔ·fens, ˈɑf·ens/

offense noun [U] (SCORING ABILITY)

(in ​sports) the ​ability to ​scorepoints in a ​competition, or, esp. in ​football, the ​team that has the ​ball and is ​trying to ​scorepoints
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offensenoun

uk   us   /əˈfens/
[C or U] US spelling of offence
(Definition of offense from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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offensenoun

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