verb (used with object), riled, ril·ing. Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S.
Origin of rile
Examples from the Web for riling
Almost every aspect of the SarcMark succeeded in riling one commentator or another.
The biggest political book of the season is riling up both sides of the pond.
Palin could play a similar role in the 2012 primaries, riling up the base while appalling moderates and independents.
We didn't let 'em know; we just 'peared, and walked past the house, riling them.
Togo was forward, amid crude surroundings, riling the brakemen with his disgusted disdain.The Book of Susan|Lee Wilson Dodd
I've warned you against her a dozen times, Miss Marvin, but that's what you get for riling a jealous woman!For Gold or Soul?|Lurana W. Sheldon
Their Junkers, like ours, had drunk to The Day; and they should not have let us choose it after riling us for so many years.
It is sad to think that some carping critic had been riling the sweet soul of Nathan in the year 1732.The Galaxy|Various
British Dictionary definitions for riling
Word Origin for rile
Word Origin and History for riling
1825, American English spelling alteration to reflect a dialectal pronunciation of roil (q.v.); cf. heist from hoist and in the same era spile for spoil (v.). Bartlett writes that in both England and America roil "is now commonly pronounced and written rile" ["Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]. Related: Riled; riling.