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raise Cain

Definition of raise Cain

US old-fashioned

  1. 1 :  to behave wildly and make a lot of noise <They were always getting drunk and raising Cain.>

  2. 2 :  to complain in a loud or angry way <The townsfolk raised Cain about the tax increase.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause or help to rise to a standing position

    :  awaken, arouse

    :  to stir up :  incite

  1. :  an act of raising or lifting

    :  a rising stretch of road :  an upward grade :  rise

    : :  an increase in amount: as

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expressing little or no emotion

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