Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To anger or irritate. synonym: annoy.
  • transitive verb To stir up (liquid); roil.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A dialectal variant of roil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To render turbid or muddy; to stir up; to roil.
  • transitive verb To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to make angry
  • verb to stir or move from a state of calm or order

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Variant of roil.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From dialectical pronunciation of roil.

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