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Word: rile

Definition: irritate; vex; muddy


Sentences Containing 'rile'

"The Standard" said the LSD was "doing its very best to rile Tong to create an imagery of confrontation between referendum advocates and pan-democratic moderates" in order to rekindle media interest. Democratic Party elders Szeto Wah, Albert Ho and Martin Lee urged their supporters to vote in the by election; Lee said a blank vote it was preferable to no vote.

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