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
India’s continued hosting of the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in 1959, riles Beijing.
His defense secretary later said that the president had approved continuing joint exercises with the Americans, although the number of drills would be reduced and exclude mock assaults that have riled China.
When the University of Colorado's board of regents appointed former oilman and GOP booster Bruce Benson as the university's president in 2008, that move similarly riled professors and students, especially at the flagship campus in liberal Boulder.
In France, even small changes tend to rile labor organizations, which have historically sought to secure workplace protections through protests and strikes.
Gary L. Greenberg's memo, obtained by The Enquirer, riled transit union leaders.
Then Swift pulled a move many thought would be sure to rile up Perry:
The goal of the metal concert is maybe two-fold: First, to rile the freaky demons and hell fire in your songs to life; and second, make your instruments wreak as much havoc on a crowd as possible without actually tossing them into the circle pit.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of rile
variant of roil
First Known Use: 1624See Words from the same year
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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