get a rise out of

Definition of get a rise out of

informal
:to cause (someone) to react in an angry way :to make (someone) angry or upset
  • Ignore her. She's just trying to get a rise out of you.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

rise play
  1. : to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting

  2. : to get up from sleep or from one's bed

  3. : to return from death

  1. : a spot higher than surrounding ground : hilltop

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : an act of rising or a state of being risen: such as

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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