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an ta guh nahyz

  • v  provoke the hostility of
    Don't antagonize your boss
  • v  act in opposition to

  • Federal prosecutors, of course, are subject to the wishes of the government, and the government is unlikely to press a case that would antagonize its American allies.
  • They seemed grimly determined not to antagonize Russia by gloating.
  • Dare they antagonize that Latin American government? Dare they risk reprisals which could be launched against $1.
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  • Peace activists protest war drones during Quad-City event
    International peace activists starting a walk today said Sunday that the use of U.S. military drones should be discontinued because the unmanned aircraft kill innocent people and antagonize other nations.
    June 10, 2013 - Quad-City Times
  • Small African Country To "Seize" Chinese Oil Exploration Assets
    It's one thing for broke Argentina to nationalize assets of just as broke Spain. However when tiny west-African country Gabon decides to "seize" assets from three international oil companies including China's petrochemical giant Sinopec, things not only get interesting, but puts a brand new pawn on the global geopolitical chessboard. But why is Gabon seeking to antagonize some of the primary ...
    June 5, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • President Bush in Washington Post
    We speak out for a free press, freedom of assembly, and labor rights not to antagonize China's leaders, but because trusting its people with greater freedom is the only way for China to develop its full potential,Bush said. "We press for...
  • Sanath Jayasuriya in International Herald Tribune
    We don't want to be pet-poodles of the government, (but) neither to antagonize the military,said Ranga Jayasuriya, defense columnist at the Lakbima News newspaper.
  • Bode Miller in Guardian Unlimited
    According to an article published on Sports Illustrated's Web site,, Miller said he chose to contest the ticket "to try to get my fine reduced and to antagonize McKay."

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