One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]usually rark someone up
Annoy or irritate (someone)‘mentioning it would only rark people up again’
irritate, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, gall, pique, put out, displease, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hacklesView synonyms
- ‘We don't want to rark anyone up here.’
- ‘If he turns up a bit earlier today and rarks us up in his own unique style, it could be a ripper.’
- ‘Once they have rarked them up, they will just desert them.’
- ‘We're bloody great mates who love rarking each other up.’
- ‘He quoted doubtful statistics about the amount of time men spend rarking children up and women spend trying to calm them down.’
1990s: origin unknown.
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