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irk

irk

 
 
pronunciation:
uhrk
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: irked, irking, irks
definition: to annoy, irritate, or exasperate.
The barking from the dog next door really irks me when I'm trying to sleep.It irked her that he was late for dinner yet again.It always irks me when she doesn't answer her phone.
 
synonyms:
annoy, bug, exasperate, irritate, miff, nettle, peeve, rile, roil, tee off, vex
antonyms:
please
similar words:
aggravate, anger, bother, chafe, enrage, gall, grate, gripe, incense, infuriate, offend, pester, piss off, provoke, rasp, ruffle
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