verb (used with object), riled, ril·ing.Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S.
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Someone with his innate talent and skills, but who uses those skills not to rile up conservatives and demean the left, but to educate conservatives and respectfully debate the left.
The world’s largest democracy is riled up over an e-document.The toolkit—an international conspiracy in India—is a common practice in protests across the globe|Niharika Sharma|February 17, 2021|Quartz
The accounts have the potential to reach millions of followers and other world leaders as well as rile up or calm the masses.
Researchers knew that these gorier deaths are involved in some inflammatory conditions, but apoptosis wasn’t previously known to rile up the immune system, Kanneganti says.How two immune system chemicals may trigger COVID-19’s deadly cytokine storms|Tina Hesman Saey|October 30, 2020|Science News
We have our concerns, especially given the environment of the riling-up of armed militia groups, which the President has been unwilling to tamp down in his rhetoric, and which he may be inclined to actually rile up during that period.
For well over a century, artists have been trying to rile us, making us question ourselves and our society.
Sheikh Hamza, however, refused to join in and rile up the people.
First, to rile up white people about black people and let their lurid imaginations roam.
Michael Tomasky says they can't win the swing vote, so they're going with Plan B: Rile up the base.Mitt Romney’s Last-Ditch Strategy: Inflame the Base|Michael Tomasky|September 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In other words, they want more than anything else not to rile up liberals.
I dare say that spiteful young Dana will call here again just to rile me up by praising her.Ruth Hall|Fanny Fern
If she dont rile me up too much Illyes, Ill try to bear with her this afternoon.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
When the boys want to rile her they get a sling-shot an' shoot the birds in her garden an' she just goes crazy.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
Rile some other pool with your clumsy hoofs, and let your betters alone after this!The Emerald City of Oz|L. Frank Baum
Is that true, or did you make it up to "rile" the old Governor?John Brown, Soldier of Fortune|Hill Peebles Wilson