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tr.v. riled, ril·ing, riles
1. To anger or irritate. See Synonyms at annoy.
2. To stir up (liquid); roil. See Usage Note at roil.
[Variant of roil.]
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1. to annoy or anger; irritate
2. US and Canadian to stir up or agitate (water, etc); roil or make turbid
[C19: variant of roil]
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v.t. riled, ril•ing.
1. to irritate; vex.
2. to make turbulent; roil.
[1815–25; variant of roil]
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Past participle: riled
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|Verb||1.||rile - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"|
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
displease - give displeasure to
|2.||rile - make turbid by stirring up the sediments of|
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verb anger, upset, provoke, bug (informal), annoy, irritate, aggravate (informal), gall, nettle, vex, irk, pique, peeve (informal), get under your skin (informal), get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), piss you off (taboo slang), get your goat (slang), try your patience, rub you up the wrong way, get or put your back up Cancellations rarely riled him.
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rile[raɪl] VT → sulfurar, reventar
there's nothing that riles me more → no hay nada que me reviente más
it riles me terribly → me irrita muchísimo
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rile[ˈraɪl] vt (= annoy) → agacer
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