From a dialectal pronunciation of roil.
- Rhymes: -aɪl
- to make angry
- 2011 October 20, Michael da Silva, “Stoke 3 - 0 Macc Tel-Aviv”, in BBC Sport:
- Riled by a decision that went against him, Ziv kicked his displaced boot at the assistant referee and, after a short consultation between the officials, he was given his marching orders and the loudest cheer of the night.
- to stir or move from a state of calm or order
- Money problems rile the underpaid worker every day.
- Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really rile me.
- It riles me that she never closes the door after she leaves.
to anger, annoy
- to get riled up - to become angry