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English verb: rile

1. rile (emotion) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations


SamplesMosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to rile Sue


Synonymsannoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, vex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displease


Narrower (hyponym)antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, eat into, fret, fret, get, get under one's skin, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle


Verb groupchafe

2. rile (contact) make turbid by stirring up the sediments of


Synonymsroil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex


Narrower (hyponym)muddle, puddle









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