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irritate


irritate

verb

Definition of IRRITATE

1
to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts <constant chatter irritated the student, who was trying to concentrate on a hard assignment>
Phrases get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on
2
to make sore by continued rubbing <new shoes usually irritate my feet>
Related Words graze, scrape, scratch; burn, inflame (also enflame); flay, peel, skin

February 27, 2015
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