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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vex  \Vex\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vexed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Vexing}.]  [F.  vexer,  L.  vexare  vexatum  to  vex,  originally, 
  to  shake,  toss  in  carrying,  v.  intens.  fr  vehere  vectum, 
  to  carry.  See  {Vehicle}.] 
  1.  To  to?s  back  and  forth;  to  agitate;  to  disquiet. 
 
  White  curl  the  waves,  and  the  vexed  ocean  roars. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  make  angry  or  annoyed  by  little  provocations;  to 
  irritate;  to  plague;  to  torment;  to  harass;  to  afflict;  to 
  trouble;  to  tease.  ``I  will  not  vex  your  souls.''  --Shak. 
 
  Then  thousand  torments  vex  my  heart.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  To  twist;  to  weave.  [R.] 
 
  Some  English  wool,  vexed  in  a  Belgian  loom. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Tease}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vex  \Vex\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  irritated;  to  fret.  [R.]  --Chapman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vex 
  v  :  cause  annoyance  in  disturb,  esp.  by  minor  irritations: 
  "Mosquitoes  buzzing  in  my  ear  really  bothers  me";  "It 
  irritates  me  that  she  never  closes  the  door  after  she 
  leaves"  [syn:  {annoy},  {rag},  {get  to},  {bother},  {get  at}, 
  {irritate},  {rile},  {nark},  {nettle},  {gravel},  {devil}] 




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