transitive verbriled, ril′ing
- to anger; irritate
Origin of rilevariant, variety of roil
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.
(third-person singular simple present riles, present participle riling, simple past and past participle riled)
From dialectical pronunciation of roil.