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agitate
used in Catch-22

4 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)
  • 'Oh, I know all that,' Clevinger assured him, his gaunt face pale and his agitated brown eyes swimming in sincerity.
    Chapter 12 — Bologna (43% in)
  • 'And I didn't organize anything,' Milo answered indignantly, drawing great agitated sniffs of air in through his hissing, pale, twitching nose.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (29% in)
  • An additional colonel on his staff meant that he could now begin agitating for two additional majors, four additional captains, sixteen additional lieutenants and untold quantities of additional enlisted men, typewriters, desks, filing cabinets, automobiles and other substantial equipment and supplies that would contribute to the prestige of his position and increase his striking power in the war he had declared against General Dreedle.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (5% in)
  • The old woman was gasping for breath as she minced along and muttering to herself in distracted agitation.
    Chapter 39 — The Eternal City (72% in)

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