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Rile  v. t.  (past & past part. riled; pres. part. riling)  
To render turbid or muddy; to stir up; to roil.
To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex. Note: In both senses provincial in England and colloquial in the United States.

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"Rile" Quotes from Famous Books

... didn't mean to be cross with you," laughed Judith, her anger gone as quickly as it had come, "but it does rile me for the family to think themselves so important and to feel they can have a meeting and make me kin to them or not ...
— The Comings of Cousin Ann • Emma Speed Sampson

... are depen's on folks. I don't calk'late to hev no sort of a hard time, ef I don't get riled with it; but these times I doo rile easy." ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1857 • Various

... volat, flies; pulsum, the pulse; cecisse, to have ceased; paternis regnis, in the paternal kingdom. I say wouldn't that rile Perkins like fun?" ...
— Magnum Bonum • Charlotte M. Yonge

... "We may have a chance to pull through if we don't rile these follows; but if we go killing any of them now it's all day with us, for sure. We'd better let 'em have our guns; but there's something mighty odd in their having found out all of a ...
— The Aztec Treasure-House • Thomas Allibone Janvier

... some of the rivers," went on Dennis, tiring of the subject of the convicts. "Oh, it's an awfully fine place! There are wild cattle on the moor too, and they are no end of excitement; they go for you like anything if you rile them. You are in luck's way, old chap. I wish I was going too, instead of to some silly place in Norway where there's nothing to do when you get there but walk. I hate being shut up in a stuffy steamer too. I'm ill all the time—so are most of the people—and I don't see where the ...
— Paul the Courageous • Mabel Quiller-Couch

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