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
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.
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.
U.S. support for YPG fighters battling Islamic State in Syria has riled Turkey, which sees the group as an extension of the autonomy-seeking Kurdish PKK group that has fought the Turkish military since the 1980s.
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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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