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- 1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, displease
- usage: 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"
- 2. roil, rile, agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
- usage: make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
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