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Definition of take it/ out on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

take it/ out on

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

take it/something out on somebody

 
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to behave in an unpleasant way toward someone 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 her family.
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