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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 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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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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RILES insisted that MRT and LRT fares in the last years have been more than enough to cover for its operation and maintenance, citing the LRT's average fare box ratio of 1.25 from 2009-2013 while 81 percent of the MRT's expenditures goes directly to the government's financial obligations to private big businesses because of onerous contracts.
RILES also slammed the LRT privatization contract between the Aquino government and the Ayala-Pangilinan consortium, which it described as "absolute state abandonment" of a basic public service which would give more burdens and pose more danger to commuters.
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"[Andrew] has been a liability to the Royal Family," ( Katie Nicholl said on Netflix's documentary "The Royal House of Windsor." "His relationship with [Sarah Ferguson] is one of the things, I'm told, that really riles Charles.
The Riles Laan sa Sambayanaan (Riles) Network said the privatization is "an absolute state abandonment of a basic public service which would give more burden and danger to commuters," Riles spokesman Sammy Malunes said.
Riles refuted the claim of the Aquino government that the cheap fares of the Metro's railway systems has resulted in its deterioration.
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The commuter group Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (Riles Network) and the Nagkaisa labor coalition will be leading the protest actions at various stations of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT).
Bayan, along with commuters groups Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (Riles) Network and the Train Riders Network (Tren), will file a petition in the high tribunal on Jan.