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VERB (2)

1. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;
- Example: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"
- Example: "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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rile \Rile\ (r[imac]l), v. t. [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. [1913 Webster] 2. To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex. [1913 Webster] Note: In both senses provincial in England and colloquial in the United States. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rile v 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "rile": aggravate, agitate, annoy, arouse, badger, bait, be at, beat, beat up, bedevil, beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chafe, chivy, churn, churn up, convulse, devil, disarrange, discompose, disquiet, distemper, disturb, dog, embitter, exasperate, excite, exercise, fash, ferment, flurry, fret, get, grate, gripe, harass, harry, heckle, hector, hound, huff, incense, inflame, irk, irritate, miff, molest, mud, muddle, muddy, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, paddle, peeve, persecute, perturb, perturbate, pester, pick on, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pother, provoke, put out, rankle, ride, ripple, roil, roughen, ruffle, rumple, set up, shake, shake up, stir, stir the blood, stir up, swirl, tease, torment, trouble, try the patience, tweak the nose, upset, vex, whip, whip up, whisk, work up, worry