take something out on


take something out on
take something out on relieve frustration or anger by mistreating.
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  • take something out — take (someone/something) out to kill a person or group. With automatic fire, you can take out a whole enemy squad …   New idioms dictionary

  • take something out — 1) obtain an official document or service you can take out a loan for a specific purchase ■ get a license or summons issued 2) buy food at a cafe or restaurant for eating elsewhere he ordered a lamb madras to take out …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something out — tv. to bomb or destroy something. □ The enemy took out one of the tanks, but not the one carrying the medicine. □ The last flight took out two enemy bunkers and a radar installation …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take something out on — relieve frustration or anger by attacking or mistreating. → take …   English new terms dictionary

  • take something out — obtain an official document or service. → take …   English new terms dictionary

  • take something out on — relieve frustration or anger by attacking or mistreating (a person or thing not responsible for such feelings) …   Useful english dictionary

  • take (something) out on (someone) — to express negative feelings by behaving badly toward someone who is not responsible. I know you re angry at your boss, but don t take it out on the kids …   New idioms dictionary

  • take something out of context — take/quote/something out of context phrase to use only part of something that someone said, so that the original meaning is changed What I said has been taken completely out of context by the media. Thesaurus: to say something again, or to repeat …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something out on somebody — ˌtake it/sth ˈout on sb derived to behave in an unpleasant way towards sb because you feel angry, disappointed, etc, although it is not their fault • OK, so you had a bad day. Don t take it out on me. • She tended to take her frustrations out on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something out against somebody — ˌtake sthˈout (against sb) derived to start legal action against sb by means of an official document • The police have taken out a summons against the driver of the car. Main entry: ↑takederived …   Useful english dictionary


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