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take the wrong way

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Also, take amiss. Misunderstand, misinterpret, especially so as to take offense. For example, I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but you have to give others a chance to speak, or Please don't take their criticism amiss; they mean well. The variant dates from the late 1300s. Also see get someone wrong.

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