To annoy, interfere with, or meddle with so as to trouble or harm, or with intent to trouble or harm
To afflict with a plague
To trouble persistently; harass.
To have a hassle
To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
To stir up; instigate:
To feed or serve the fire of.
To give rise to; draw forth; produce:
To catch fire
To catch fire.
To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
To stimulate as if by electric shock; rouse; stir; spur
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
The definition of instigate is to start something or cause something to happen.
To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion:
To cause to be enthusiastic:
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
To incite or stimulate:
To arouse; provoke
To provoke deliberately; incite. Often used with up :
Excite is defined as to stir up emotions, action or strong reactions.
To cause difficulty or trouble to:
To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
To stir or move from a state of calm or order
To cause to move more rapidly; hasten
To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
To cause or commit an outrage upon; to treat with violence or abuse.
To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in:
To cause (the bowels) to evacuate
To cause (someone) to go mad; drive to madness.
To be a cause of impatience or anger.
Insult is defined as to speak with rudeness or to say something to offend.
To cause to become very angry; enrage
To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
The definition of incite is to rile people up or to inspire and encourage specific behavior.
To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate.
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
To bring into being; cause to be
To exasperate is defined as to cause someone to become greatly irritated or annoyed.
To exasperate; annoy; irritate; embitter
To cause displeasure or annoyance.
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
To annoy; pester.
To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
Bait means to upset through saying and/or doing something that will annoy or hurt another.
To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
To exasperate; annoy; vex
Court means to pay attention to someone to get something or to seek someone for marriage or dating.
Trigger is defined as to fire a gun or to start a series of events or emotions.
The definition of impel is to force something to happen or to cause someone to do something.
To irritate; annoy; vex
The definition of irk is to annoy.
To be successful in coming or going:
To irritate; annoy; vex
To irritate; vex; annoy; worry
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
To harden or impart a finish to by subjecting to intense heat; fire:
To cause to cease or end
Prevent is defined as to stop something from happening.
To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
To please greatly:
To start doing, acting, going, etc.; get under way
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