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  • v. To make a remark or perform a deed which produces a strong response, especially an emotional response such as anxiety or annoyance, because it calls to mind something which has been a source of concern or embarrassment.

Etymologies

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An allusion to the sharp sensation felt when a dentist or surgeon physically disturbs an exposed nerve.

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