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

  • transitive v. To stir to anger. See Synonyms at annoy.
  • transitive v. To stir up (liquid); roil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal variant of roil.

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

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


Variant of roil.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dialectical pronunciation of roil. (Wiktionary)



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