One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘their insults still rankle with Martin’
cause resentment to, cause annoyance to, annoy, upset, anger, irritate, offend, affront, displease, exasperate, infuriate, provoke, irk, vex, pique, nettle, gall, gnaw at, eat away at, grate on
informal rile, miff, peeve, aggravate, hack off
British informal nark
North American informal tick off
vulgar slang piss off
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