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From 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.
2. To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex.
Note: In both senses provincial in England and colloquial in
the United States.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
2: make turbid by stirring up the sediments of [syn: roil,
From 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
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