verb \ˈrī(-ə)l\

: to make (someone) angry : to irritate or annoy (someone)

: to make (someone) very excited


Full Definition of RILE

transitive verb
:  to make agitated and angry :  upset
:  roil 1

Examples of RILE

  1. Her comments riled the professor.
  2. <one sure way to rile me is to keep yelling for me>

Origin of RILE

variant of roil
First Known Use: 1624

Rhymes with RILE


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erudite Hear it
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