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vex

 
Verb vex has 5 senses
  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
    --1 is one way to displease
    Derived forms: noun vexation2, noun vexation4, noun vexer1
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will vex him
    The performance is likely to vex Sue
  2. worry, vex - disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
    --2 is one way to perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder
    Derived form: noun vexation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up - change the arrangement or position of
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. vex - subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"
    --4 is one way to
    debate, deliberate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
    --5 is one way to confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
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