Eric got riled up when he missed his flight because the traffic on the way to the airport made him late.
An example of rile is to constantly tease a person to make them mad.
transitive verbriled, ril′ing
- to anger; irritate
Origin of rilevariant, variety of roil
(third-person singular simple present riles, present participle riling, simple past and past participle riled)
- to make angry
- 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.
From dialectical pronunciation of roil.