To cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations: SYN. rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, devil.
1. To cause to be bored; SYN. tire.
2. To drill a hole into; SYN. drill.
tidal flow of water up estuaries
wall of water advancing up narrow estuary at certain tides.
1. To intrude or enter uninvited.
2. To make confused or perplexed or puzzled.
3. To make nervous or agitated.
1. To haunt like a ghost; pursue; SYN. obsess, ghost.
2. To recur constantly and spontaneously to; SYN. stalk.
To harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions.
To cause trouble or inconvenience to.
1. To invade in great numbers, as of pests; SYN. overrun.
2. To live on or in a host, as of parasites.
ETYM Old Eng. irken to tire, become tired; cf. Swed. yrka to urge, enforce, press, or German ekel disgust, Mid. High Germ. erklich disgusting; perh. akin to Latin urgere to urge, Eng. urge.
To bother or annoy.
1. To annoy, disturb, or persecute especially with hostile intent or injurious effect
2. To make annoying sexual advances to; especially; to force physical and usually sexual contact on
3. To harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to.
To cause to suffer; SYN. oppress, harass.
To bother or irritate excessively or repeatedly.
1. To make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently; SYN. beg, tap.
2. To offer one's body for sex in return for money; SYN. accost.
1. To annoy persistently; SYN. badger, harass, pester, bug, beleaguer.
2. To harass with persistent criticism or carping; SYN. rag, cod, tantalize, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride.
3. To disentangle and raise the fibers of; SYN. tease apart, loosen.
4. To ruffle by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect; of hair; SYN. fluff.
5. To separate the fibers of; SYN. card.
6. To tear into pieces
7. To raise the nap of (fabrics).
ETYM French tirer to draw or pull; of Teutonic origin, and akin to Eng. tear to rend. Related to Tirade.
1. To exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; SYN. wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue.
2. To get tired of something or somebody; SYN. pall, weary, fatigue, jade.
Inflatable (pneumatic) rubber casing fitted to the wheel rims of bicycles and motor vehicles. The first pneumatic rubber tire was patented by R W Thomson 1845, but it was John Boyd Dunlop of Belfast who independently reinvented pneumatic tires for use with bicycles 1888–89. Vulcanization, used in tire manufacture, was invented by Charles Goodyear in 1844.
To cause inconvenience or discomfort to:; SYN. put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother.
1. To irritate or anger; to disquiet.
2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate.
3. To make more complex or vexing.