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To intrude on; inconvenience:
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  1. To intrude on; inconvenience:
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
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  1. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
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  1. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  2. To irritate, bother, or frustrate:
  3. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
(Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
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  1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  2. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
  3. To be a cause of impatience or anger.
To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
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  1. To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
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  1. To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
  2. To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction:
  3. To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction:
To object; complain.
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  1. To object; complain.
  2. To get into or be in a state of nervous or useless activity:
  3. To trouble or worry over trifles.
To rub (on or against)
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  1. To rub (on or against)
  2. To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction:
  3. To annoy; irritate
To become worn or sore by abrasion.
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  1. To become worn or sore by abrasion.
  2. To irritate; annoy; vex
  3. An abnormal swelling of plant tissue, caused by injury or by parasitic organisms such as insects, mites, nematodes, and bacteria. Parasites stimulate the production of galls by secreting chemical irritants on or in the plant tissue. Galls stimulated by egg-laying parasites typically provide a protective environment in which the eggs can hatch and the pupae develop, and they usually do only minor damage to the host plant. Gall-stimulating fungi and microorganisms, such as the bacterium that causes crown gall, are generally considered to be plant diseases.
To torment, as by constant pain, fear, etc.; harass
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  1. To torment, as by constant pain, fear, etc.; harass
  2. To bite or chew persistently:
  3. To cause persistent worry or pain:
To destroy a metal or alloy gradually, especially by oxidation or chemical action:
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  1. To destroy a metal or alloy gradually, especially by oxidation or chemical action:
  2. To eat into or wear away gradually, as by rusting or by the action of chemicals
  3. To work upon insidiously and cause to deteriorate
To exasperate; annoy; vex
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  1. To exasperate; annoy; vex
  2. To annoy or exasperate:
  3. To make worse or more troublesome:
To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
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  1. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
  2. To be annoying
  3. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
To take the time and trouble; concern oneself
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  1. To take the time and trouble; concern oneself
  2. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
  3. (Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
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  1. To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
  2. To make (the eyes) bulge or grow large.
  3. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
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  1. To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
  2. To rub so as to stimulate or make warm
  3. To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction:
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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  1. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  2. To intrude on; inconvenience:
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To increase the gravity or intensity of:
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  1. To increase the gravity or intensity of:
  2. (Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
  3. To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
To become worn or sore by abrasion.
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  1. To become worn or sore by abrasion.
  2. To irk or exasperate; vex:
  3. To wear away or make sore by abrasion; chafe:
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
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  1. To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
  2. To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
(Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
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  1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  2. To make sore or inflamed:
  3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To sting with or as if with a nettle.
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  1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
  2. To irritate; annoy; vex
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
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  1. To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
  2. To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy
  3. To annoy; vex.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
  1. Roil
  2. To stir up (liquid); roil.
  3. To anger; irritate
To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
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  1. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  2. To search for something in a container:
  3. To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
To cause difficulty or trouble to:
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  1. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
  2. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  3. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
To be depressed:
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  1. To be depressed:
  2. To keep thinking about something in a distressed or troubled way; worry
  3. To think about (something) persistently or moodily:
Eye dialect spelling of caulk.
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  1. Eye dialect spelling of caulk.
  2. (Obsolete) To bring worry, vexation, or anxiety.
  3. To worry or be worried
To live as a resident; reside.
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  1. To live as a resident; reside.
  2. To fasten one's attention on something, especially moodily or persistently:
  3. To speak or write at length; expatiate:
To pass in gloom, dullness, etc.
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  1. To pass in gloom, dullness, etc.
  2. To make gloomy, dull, etc.
  3. To think gloomily and persistently about something; be dejected.
To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
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  1. To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
  2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
  3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
To undergo cooking in this way
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  1. To undergo cooking in this way
  2. To cook by simmering or boiling slowly for a long time
  3. To fret, fume, or worry; be vexed or troubled
To scrape or rub off; wear away by scraping or rubbing
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  1. To scrape or rub off; wear away by scraping or rubbing
  2. To wear down, rub away, or scrape by friction:
  3. To become worn or scraped by abrasion:
To rub (on or against)
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  1. To rub (on or against)
  2. To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction:
  3. To annoy; irritate
To censure strongly; denounce:
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  1. To censure strongly; denounce:
  2. To criticize (something) harshly:
  3. To strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of; flay, abrade, chafe, etc.
(Rare) To become sore from rubbing or chafing
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  1. (Rare) To become sore from rubbing or chafing
  2. An abnormal swelling of plant tissue, caused by injury or by parasitic organisms such as insects, mites, nematodes, and bacteria. Parasites stimulate the production of galls by secreting chemical irritants on or in the plant tissue. Galls stimulated by egg-laying parasites typically provide a protective environment in which the eggs can hatch and the pupae develop, and they usually do only minor damage to the host plant. Gall-stimulating fungi and microorganisms, such as the bacterium that causes crown gall, are generally considered to be plant diseases.
  3. To irritate; annoy; vex
To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
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  1. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
  2. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  3. To be a cause of impatience or anger.
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