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rile

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rile \Rile\ (r[imac]l), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Riled} (r[imac]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Riling}.] [See {Roil}.]

1. To render turbid or muddy; to stir up; to roil.

2. To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex.

Note: In both senses provincial in England and colloquial in the United States.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rile

verb

1: 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" [syn: {annoy}, {rag}, {get to}, {bother}, {get at}, {irritate}, {rile}, {nark}, {nettle}, {gravel}, {vex}, {chafe}, {devil}]

2: make turbid by stirring up the sediments of [syn: {roil}, {rile}]


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