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(in the Bible) the eldest son of Adam and Eve and murderer of his brother Abel.
- see Cain
Create trouble or a commotion.
cause a disturbance, cause a commotion, be loud and noisy, run riot, run wild, behave wildly, go on the rampage, get out of controlView synonyms
- ‘I was all set to tell him that I wasn't Jordan when he gave me a huge hug and started running off at how long it had been and how he missed me running all around the building raising Cain.’
- ‘To the rescue comes the a massive refrain - synths blaring, vocals straining, and drums raising Cain.’
- ‘Well, here comes a man up and raising Cain and the other volunteer told him they were out in the trash.’
- ‘If Pete can't be like Dick, then he must be a wild-eyed guy who's always raising Cain on and off the lanes.’
- ‘The residents raised Cain about the police and said they didn't want to lose their identity.’
- ‘In fact, on the day the Bill was introduced in Parliament, people from all over the country gathered in Delhi and raised Cain.’
- ‘Maybe it's a constructive way of raising Cain in the community.’
- ‘As Freud rightly taught, it takes only three parties - a man, a woman and a child - to create the conditions for enmity in the world, and the introduction of a fourth, as scripture tells us, raises Cain.’
- ‘You don't realize anything, how much you've changed or how it raises Cain every time you smile.’
- ‘The object was to place a short, light, silenced bolt-action carbine in the hands of the British special operations troops who were probing and raising Cain up and down the French coast in advance of the Allied landings.’
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