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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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USA Funds also provided a web-based training class for Riling's staff to ensure they could effectively use the default prevention software.
USA Funds Borrower Connect enhances the effectiveness of an institution's borrower outreach, according to Riling. The system saves campus staff time by automatically generating call lists and sending emails on behalf of the college.
"Since implementing USA Funds Borrower Connect, we have rehabilitated 13 students out of default," says Riling. "This helps lower our school's CDR."
In a true monument to detail, Riling and crew insist that the Web site visually reflect the company image.
Riling sees four elements that will impact the future of robotics: datacentric automation, robot accuracy vs repeatability, robot simulation, and nanotechnology.
Fluid dispensing, solution mixing, and sample manipulations are examples of how nanotechnology can play a role," says Riling.
We don't look for applications that just save labor, but those that will improve the product," Riling adds.
Based on other electronic trends, Riling expects wireless spa technology to become a mainstream feature within three to five years.
Riling's wireless product, for instance, hit the market in early April, but at the $300 to $600 price range, it's not the highest-dollar option available.
On the other hand, Riling enjoys a healthy markup (100 percent) on this product, so from a margin standpoint, it makes sense in his showroom.