One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Provoke an angry or irritated response from (someone), especially by teasing.
annoy, make angry, anger, incense, enrage, send into a rage, irritate, infuriate, exasperate, exacerbate, madden, pique, nettle, get a rise out of, take a rise out of, bother, upset, agitate, vex, irk, gall, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, get on someone's nerves, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles, make someone's blood boil, rub up the wrong way, put someone outView synonyms
- ‘For a while they tried everything they could think of to get a rise out of him, to provoke a response.’
- ‘The fact that he got a rise out of Delia - the woman who, until recently, wouldn't criticise a bent banana, let alone another living being - is a measure of just how irritating he can be.’
- ‘You know he just wants to get a rise out of you so don't let him.’
- ‘She absolutely loved getting a rise out of the Nebraskan.’
- ‘Ignore that kid, he only does it because he know he can get a rise out of you.’
- ‘Soon, she'll get sick of not getting a rise out of you and search for a new victim to hassle.’
- ‘Obari raised an eyebrow, quite amused at getting a rise out of his childhood rival.’
- ‘Can't you see he's just trying to get a rise out of you?’
- ‘Are you aware that the waitress was trying to get a rise out of you?’
- ‘Even though he knew she was just trying to get a rise out of him, he took the bait like a hungry trout.’
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