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aggravate -- as in: he aggravates me
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as in: he aggravates me Define
annoy or irritate
  • She is the most aggravating person I know.
  • She sees the bad side of everything and is aggravated by cheerful people.
  • I don’t know why I’m feeling so aggravated.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • if we minded our business and didn’t talk back and aggravate them, we would pull through
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • ...he could really be aggravating sometimes.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • This aggravates his father no end, and several other adults have made nasty remarks about it too.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • But the most aggravating aspect to it was that Gus always sounded cheerful, as if there was no trouble in the world that could catch him.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • But the first sign of aggravation, I’m calling it off.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • His easiness and self-assurance aggravate me, just like they did at the labs.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Oh, go ’long with you, Tom, before you aggravate me again.
    Twain, Mark  --  Tom Sawyer

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  • Mind what I said about the marchant service —don’t aggravate me —I won’t have it.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII
  • It would please him, if he thought it would aggravate ’Shelby’s folks,’ as he calls ’em.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • they approach: they aggravate me; they know that I cannot get at them
    Verne, Jules  --  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Well, I can’t help it, she does aggravate me so
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  An Old-Fashioned Girl
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as in: he aggravates me Define
annoy or irritate
as in: aggravated his illness Define
make worse
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