take advantage

verb
1. draw advantages from (Freq. 11)
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he is capitalizing on her mistake

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she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover

Syn: ↑capitalize, ↑capitalise
Derivationally related forms: ↑capitalisation (for: ↑capitalise), ↑capitalization (for: ↑capitalize)
Hypernyms: ↑profit, ↑gain, ↑benefit
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

2. make excessive use of (Freq. 1)
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You are taking advantage of my good will!

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She is trespassing upon my privacy

Syn: ↑trespass
Hypernyms: ↑use
Hyponyms: ↑impinge, ↑encroach, ↑entrench, ↑trench
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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