rile up

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rile up

To cause someone or some group to become particularly excited and animated, especially in an angry or irritated manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rile" and "up." Seeing that kind of injustice on the news always riles me up to no end. The politician has a knack for riling up his rallies with rhetoric that demeans and vilifies his opponents. The boss's comments really riled Sarah up.
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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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"Having this film come out in cinemas across Scotland is part of that desire for Scots to be riled up and dare to believe in the dream of freedom and independence."
Riled up Pakistani supporters needed a space to vent out their feelings and point out mistakes which led to Pakistan's defeat.
It is a strange time where the opposition is strongly riled up, sometimes quite unfairly, against the government with attacks coming from left and right.
While talking on the 'Live With Kelly and Michael', the 41-year-old actress said that while she claps for every kid who makes a shot during the game, her 41-year-old husband gets all riled up, shouting at the kids to play the game properly, Us Magazine reported.
The new thing to get all riled up over is 'body shaming!' Now, advocates are pouncing on Gwen Stefani, who just posted a 'chunky' pic.
"I'll definitely send a couple of texts to try and rile them on a little bit but they won't need that under Stephen Kenny, he'll have them riled up, professional as they are.
Instead of quietly going about her business of winning the Chinese people over to Christ, she actively campaigned, getting the women at home all riled up so that they started thinking that they too should be doing something for missions.
ISN'T IT LAME when somebody's telling a story or describing something and they're all riled up, saying "Oh, damn!
Want to get somebody riled up? Stomp on his or her flag.
The former secretary of state is followed by a verbose and still-vigorous Podhoretz, who comes to the podium to wonder out loud why everyone is so riled up and surprised about the casualties and the cost of the "battle" of Iraq, of which most of the committee's members have been inveterate supporters.
We've become too comfortably single-issued to get riled up about the renewal of the end-of-welfare-as-we-know-it law, which would punish the poor while rewarding heterosexual marriage.
Seems they slashed opera in favor of news/talk shows, and loyal listeners are riled up about it.
Savion Glover had the audience as riled up as rock `n' roll fans at the Escondido performance of FootNotes.
But it also has a per-capita income almost matching that of the United States--so who's going to get riled up enough to start an online revolution?
If that was me, we'd have to hold hearings in RFK Stadium." Har, har, har: big, goofy, boys-will-be-boys chuckles from Barnes and Novak, whose laughter endorsed the notion that forcibly french-kissing your seventeen-year-old intern, not to mention twenty-some-odd other women, is simply a Senatorial perk, nothing the skirts should get so riled up about.