Definition of vex
- the restaurant is vexed by slow service
- a headache vexed him all morning
- vexed by the children
This problem has vexed researchers for years.
We were vexed by the delay.
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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 annoy or worry (someone)
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