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rile

rile

 
 
pronunciation:
raIl
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: riled, riles, riling
definition 1: to make angry; irritate or annoy.
Customers' complaints always rile the chef.
synonyms:
aggravate, anger, annoy, gall, get one's goat, irritate, nettle, peeve, piss off, vex
antonyms:
compose
similar words:
agitate, exasperate, fret, incense, irk, madden, miff, needle, offend, pique, provoke, rasp, roil, ruffle
definition 2: to stir up and make (water or the like) cloudy or muddy; roil.
synonyms:
muddy, roil
similar words:
agitate, churn, despicable, disturb, fret, ruffle, shake, stir up
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