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agitate
used in The Grapes of Wrath

2 uses
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Definition
to stir up or shake — emotionally (as when people are angered or upset) or physically (as when a washing machine cleans clothes)
  • Last night a band of citizens, infuriated at the agitation going on in a local squatters' camp, burned the tents to the ground and warned agitators to get out of the county.
    Chapter 22 (25% in)
  • "He's talkin' red, agitating trouble.
    Chapter 20 (57% in)

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