rile


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rile

 (rīl)
tr.v. riled, ril·ing, riles
1. To anger or irritate. See Synonyms at annoy.
2. To stir up (liquid); roil. See Usage Note at roil.

[Variant of roil.]

rile

(raɪl)
vb (tr)
1. to annoy or anger; irritate
2. US and Canadian to stir up or agitate (water, etc); roil or make turbid
[C19: variant of roil]

rile


(rīl),
v.t. riled, ril•ing.
1. to irritate; vex.
2. to make turbulent; roil.
[1815–25; variant of roil]

rile


Past participle: riled
Gerund: riling

Imperative
rile
rile
Present
I rile
you rile
he/she/it riles
we rile
you rile
they rile
Preterite
I riled
you riled
he/she/it riled
we riled
you riled
they riled
Present Continuous
I am riling
you are riling
he/she/it is riling
we are riling
you are riling
they are riling
Present Perfect
I have riled
you have riled
he/she/it has riled
we have riled
you have riled
they have riled
Past Continuous
I was riling
you were riling
he/she/it was riling
we were riling
you were riling
they were riling
Past Perfect
I had riled
you had riled
he/she/it had riled
we had riled
you had riled
they had riled
Future
I will rile
you will rile
he/she/it will rile
we will rile
you will rile
they will rile
Future Perfect
I will have riled
you will have riled
he/she/it will have riled
we will have riled
you will have riled
they will have riled
Future Continuous
I will be riling
you will be riling
he/she/it will be riling
we will be riling
you will be riling
they will be riling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been riling
you have been riling
he/she/it has been riling
we have been riling
you have been riling
they have been riling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been riling
you will have been riling
he/she/it will have been riling
we will have been riling
you will have been riling
they will have been riling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been riling
you had been riling
he/she/it had been riling
we had been riling
you had been riling
they had been riling
Conditional
I would rile
you would rile
he/she/it would rile
we would rile
you would rile
they would rile
Past Conditional
I would have riled
you would have riled
he/she/it would have riled
we would have riled
you would have riled
they would have riled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rile - cause annoyance inrile - 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"
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
antagonize, antagonise - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
displease - give displeasure to
2.rile - make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
raise up, commove, disturb, stir up, vex, shake up, agitate - change the arrangement or position of
muddle, puddle - make into a puddle; "puddled mire"

rile

verb anger, upset, provoke, bug (informal), annoy, irritate, aggravate (informal), gall, nettle, vex, irk, pique, peeve (informal), get under your skin (informal), get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), piss you off (taboo slang), get your goat (slang), try your patience, rub you up the wrong way, get or put your back up Cancellations rarely riled him.

rile

verb
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
Translations

rile

[raɪl] VTsulfurar, reventar
there's nothing that riles me moreno hay nada que me reviente más
it riles me terriblyme irrita muchísimo

rile

[ˈraɪl] vt (= annoy) → agacer

rile

vt (inf)ärgern, reizen

rile

[raɪl] vt (fam) → irritare, seccare
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I shan't tell you if it's going to rile you, old fellow," was his reply.
I know he told tales about me to my father--I know that well enough but I certainly did rile my father about Nastasia Philipovna that's very sure, and that was my own doing.
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Nobody said anything daft or disrespectful in the media that would rile Liverpool.
George Clooney has been named the Sexiest Man Alive for the second time by a top US magazine ( and says it will rile friend Brad Pitt.
Armstrong had a spirited fight with Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas, then pounded on the glass and raised his hands, in an attempt to rile his teammates as much as the fans in attendance.
The Swiss are a people who don't rile easily, but Hirschhorn struck a nerve, and his countrymen (many traveling from home) along with Parisians came to the show by the hundreds, traipsing through the cardboard corridors and the onslaught of political broadsides, through the theater, conference room, and cafe, arriving in the photocopy room, where the artist held court every day--friendly, earnest, convinced--openly welcoming their questions.
Cut, to contemporary horror stories of lesbian and gay couples struggling through circumstances related to rile rights of surviving spouses--Mickie Mashburn, widow of fallen lesbian police officer Lois Marrero, and her court petition to receive her partner's benefits; an Oklahoma farmer facing the seizure of the home he shared with his own late partner--and the real face of what's at stake with the fight for same-sex marriage comes into sharp focus, with an emphasis on urgency in the face of unprecedented attacks.
The Rile, five lengths behind Lord Jack here last season, comes into this on the back of a second over two miles.
But the thought of that going up ought to rile Rep.