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aggravating

a gruh vay ting

  • v  make worse
  • v  exasperate or irritate
  • s  making worse

  • The middle of a pristine, ancient redwood grove is the wrong place to find a rusted-out car door, but the words magically transformed the thing from an aggravating piece of junk .
  • Charging angrily that Albania "deliberately keeps aggravating relations with the Soviet Union," Russia last week ordered its ambassador in Tirana to pack up and come home.
  • In addition, says Mills, because diesel exhaust particles are so small in the nanometer range they may be passing directly from the lungs into the blood and aggravating .
News & Articles

  • Troy Polamalu: I’m healthy now, but now doesn’t matter
    Steelers safety Troy Polamalu had a disappointing 2012, suffering a calf injury in Week One, aggravating that injury when he tried to return in Week Four, and missing most of the season before finally returning in Week 13. So when Polamalu looks ahead to the 2013 season, he says it doesn’t really matter that he…
    June 13, 2013 - NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • Rain delays first round of U.S. Open
    ARDMORE, Pa. – The horn has sounded, suspending first-round play at the U.S. Open. It went off at 8:34 a.m. Eastern time, portending a long, aggravating day of weather delays.        
    June 13, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel
  • Live updates: Rain delays first round of U.S. Open tournament
    ARDMORE, Pa. ¿ The horn has sounded, suspending first-round play at the U.S. Open. It went off at 8:34 a.m. Eastern time, portending a long, aggravating day of weather delays.        
    June 13, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
Quotes

  • Luis Fabiano in Los Angeles Times
    It's a minor [thigh muscle] injury, but I didn't want to risk aggravating it,Fabiano said. "In two weeks I should be fine."
  • Sterling Marlin in International Herald Tribune
    Give away the other three. I don't care to who, a past champion, somebody who had trouble qualifying, the guy who is eighth in points, whoever,Marlin said. "Cause the way they do it now is just aggravating, and a lot of big names are going...

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