Definition of IRRITATE

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
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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