irritate irritate  /ˈɪ rɪ ˌteɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  2. (v) excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
  3. (v) excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

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Usage(s):

  1. You've now created something that that will do nothing but irritate anyone who thinks they're going to see a Books of Magic movie.
  2. Three weeks before, Director Amundsen had received an anonymous telephone call, telling him that in this garage a caged cat was daily put before a bulldog to irritate it.
  3. It is as if they are creating always a bleeding wound, that is ready to commence bleeding any time you irritate it.

News

  1. Kosovo's first envoy to Serbia quits after two days

    By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) - Independent Kosovo's first envoy to Serbia resigned on Wednesday, pre-empting his dismissal just two days into the job for exceeding his powers and making remarks likely to irritate Belgrade. Serbia and its former southern province exchanged official representatives, known officially as liaison officers, on Monday under a push by the European Union to improve ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Red Sox place pitcher Clay Buchholz on DL

    Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is on the DL with an injured neck. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) “He’s not at a point physically where he feels like he can get on the mound tomorrow without the potential of setback and not irritate the trapezius muscle,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said yesterday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Red Sox place P Buchholz on DL (strained neck)

    Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is on the DL with an injured neck. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) “He’s not at a point physically where he feels like he can get on the mound tomorrow without the potential of setback and not irritate the trapezius muscle,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said yesterday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "I'm trying to really focus and not irritate anybody," Djokovic said. "Sorry if I'm a bit annoying."
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Novak Djokovic Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "Sunday is a massive game," said Rooney. "It'sa huge game for the players, the fans and the club after what happened at City with the takeover. It'll be nice to show them who are the kings of Manchester ." "It doesn't irritate us that...
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Wayne Rooney Source: Mirror.co.uk

  3. "That's a part of his game that he will do naturally. He'll just react, and run," Holmgren said. "And as a result, you could irritate an existing injury, perhaps. ...... That's the puzzle a little bit this week."
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Mike Holmgren Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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