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Rile   /raɪl/   Listen

(past & past part. riled; pres. part. riling)
Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.  Synonyms: annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, vex.  "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
Make turbid by stirring up the sediments of.  Synonym: roil.

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"Rile" Quotes from Famous Books

... as yer got any call ter rile the gal, just the same," ventured Pete. "Like enough she can't help herself, she can't, and just because she got a temper like a sorrel mare ain't no good reason ter ...
— The Peace of Roaring River • George van Schaick

Words linked to "Rile" :   plague, commove, chevvy, disturb, raise up, grate, agitate, chivvy, provoke, peeve, get under one's skin, harry, get, antagonise, beset, stir up, displease, eat into, nark, muddle, annoy, hassle, puddle, chivy, chevy, antagonize, get at, shake up, harass, molest, ruffle, chafe, fret, rankle

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