[ rahyl ]
/ raɪl /
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verb (used with object), riled, ril·ing.Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S.
to irritate or vex.
to roil (water or the like).
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Origin of rile
First recorded in 1815–25; variant of roil
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How to use rile in a sentence
The mystery of the broken bottle was now clear to him, and he longed to charge Riles with the deed.The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead
And a horse doesn't mind a well-proportioned fellow; it's the wabbling fat man that riles him.An Arkansas Planter|Opie Percival Read
It riles me, however, that the affair was so atrociously bungled by Crenshaw and the others.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
Every time I think of Nan risking her life to save that good-for-nothing, it riles me clear through.Nan Sherwood's Summer Holidays|Annie Roe Carr
Wen a man begins to humbug me by callin things by their wrong names to try an deceive me, it allus riles me onaccountably.
British Dictionary definitions for rile
/ (raɪl) /
to annoy or anger; irritate
US and Canadian to stir up or agitate (water, etc); roil or make turbid
Word Origin for rile
C19: variant of roil
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