Examples of rile in a Sentence
Her comments riled the professor.
one sure way to rile me is to keep yelling for me
Recent Examples of rile from the Web
Griffin was simply incapable of turning off the comedian switch and rolled on far too long, stepping into enough hot points to rile most every demographic.
Music blasts through the loud speakers, helping to further rile them up.
There were also several testimonials from supporters of Confederate monuments that riled legislators over matters of history and slavery.
My story yesterday in Wired News focused on an anti-spam company that folded after riling a spammer in control of a huge botnet and re-invented itself as a platform for citizen activism.
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Origin and Etymology of rile
variant of roil
First Known Use: 1624
Synonym Discussion of rile
RILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rile for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) angry : to irritate or annoy (someone)
: to make (someone) very excited
RILE Defined for Kids
Definition of rile for Students
: to make angry
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