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offend against sth

formal
phrasal verb with offend uk   us   /əˈfend/ verb
to break a rule or principle or not fit well with something that people consider to be correct: Do you suppose it would be offending against good taste to wear a patterned tie with my striped shirt?
Translations of “offend against sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 違反,觸犯(規則), 違背(常理)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违反,触犯(规则), 违背(常理)…
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