rile

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex. [1913 Webster] Note: In both senses… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Rile — Rile, Gerhard von, Architekt, s. Gerhard 1) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 3 rile — index badger, bait (harass), disaffect, discompose, harry (harass), incense, irritate …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 rile — [raıl] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: roil] informal to make someone extremely angry ▪ He was the calmest guy I ever knew nothing ever riled him. ▪ That class gets me so riled up …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 rile — [ raıl ] verb transitive to annoy someone: The president s outspoken remarks have riled conservatives …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 rile — (v.) 1825, American English spelling alteration to reflect a dialectal pronunciation of ROIL (Cf. roil) (q.v.); Cf. heist from hoist. Related: Riled; riling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 rile — [v] anger, upset acerbate, aggravate, annoy, bother, bug*, disturb, exasperate, gall, get one’s goat*, get under skin*, grate, inflame, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, provoke, put out*, roil, rub one the wrong way*, try one’s patience*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 rile — ► VERB informal ▪ annoy or irritate. ORIGIN variant of ROIL(Cf. ↑roil) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 rile — [rīl] vt. riled, riling [var. of ROIL] [Informal or Dial.] Informal Dial. 1. ROIL 2. to anger; irritate …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 rile|y — «RY lee», adjective. Especially U.S. Informal. 1. angry; irritable; vexed. 2. roiled; turbid …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 rile — feb·rile; rile; scur·rile; …

    English syllables

  • 12 rile — verb a) to make angry Money problems rile the underpaid worker every day. b) to stir or move from a state of calm or order Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really rile me. Syn: aggravate, anger, annoy, get …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 rile — UK [raɪl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms rile : present tense I/you/we/they rile he/she/it riles present participle riling past tense riled past participle riled to annoy someone The president s outspoken remarks have riled conservatives …

    English dictionary

  • 14 rile — [[t]ra͟ɪl[/t]] riles, riling, riled VERB If something riles you, it makes you angry. [V n] Cancellations and late departures rarely rile him. Derived words: riled ADJ GRADED He saw I was riled …

    English dictionary

  • 15 rile — transitive verb (riled; riling) Etymology: variant of roil Date: 1624 1. to make agitated and angry ; upset 2. roil 1 Synonyms: see irritate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 rile — /ruyl/, v.t., riled, riling. Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. 1. to irritate or vex. 2. to roil (water or the like). [1815 25; var. of ROIL] Syn. 1. irk, annoy, provoke, chafe, nettle. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 rile — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 rile — v. (R) it riled me that they were paying no taxes * * * [raɪl] (R) it riled me that they were paying no taxes …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 rile — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t., informal, annoy, vex. See discontent. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. irritate, provoke, annoy; see anger 1 , bother 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. anger, annoy, irritate, peeve, *rub the wrong way …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 rile — see REGULAR …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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