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be riled up

To be angry, agitated, or in a frenzied state. Grandpa was riled up as soon as Uncle Ned mentioned the local election.
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get riled up

To become angry or agitated or enter into a frenzied state. Grandpa got all riled up as soon as Uncle Ned mentioned the local election.
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rile someone up

to get someone excited and angry. He yelled at them and riled them up. They left quite angry. He riles up everyone he talks to.
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be/get (all) ˌriled ˈup

(informal, especially American English) be/get very annoyed about something: Instead of getting all riled up about this, we should try to figure out what to do.
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Let us make our voices heard: Safe, efficient and affordable mass transportation is a right of the people and should not be turned into a business of a few," Riles Network spokesperson Sammy Malunes urged the public.
Where: Los Angeles Airport Hilton, Room Santa Monica 'B' Participants: Wilson Riles, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Alice Huffman, former CTA official William Campbell, former California State Senator Jane Armstrong, Chair Alliance of California Taxpayers and Involved Voters
NFS/Share reads riles an average of 45% faster and writes files an average of 14% faster than with the previous version.
BOYS' BASKETBALL: Pat Riley always hinted he hoped to return to Southern California one day, but he's too happy being miserable in Miami with the NBA's Heat, so Riles is not currently under consideration.
What riles them most is the popular misconception that women online today are only interested in stereotypical pastimes such as shopping and cooking.
Cheryl Ann Riles, a retired attorney, walked over to the police officers' table to ask about the latest on Nibley Park, a patch of green near her home that is slated for a face lift.
Mazadiego gave her the name of a Parks and Recreation Department official to call and told the Glendale resident he would also check up on the situation for her, prompting Riles to praise the new coffee talk program.
It cuts down the barriers,'' Riles told the officers.
A 1989 state law banned the sale of more than 50 specific types of semiautomatic riles, pistols and shotguns, but some rifles and other guns resembling the illegal weapons can still be bought legally in gun shops.
The Heat already provided the biggest surprise in the league by reaching the 50-game pole with more wins than anyone except Chicago, and now Riles adds a proven scorer to join Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway and ease the burden on Dan Majerle's ailing back.