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irk

 
 
pronunciation:
uhrk
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Grammatical Patterns
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: irks, irking, irked
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 + verb + smby + that + clause ] It always irks me when she doesn't answer her phone.[it + verb + smby + when + clause ]
 
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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