1 informal Make (someone) annoyed or irritated: it was his air of knowing all the answers that riled her he’s getting you all riled up
More example sentences
- Certainly, when she was riled up enough about something she became nearly as intimidating as Jess.
- She looked so calm and relaxed while I was riled up inside.
- Alec had always been more patient than most, but if he was riled up, there was no changing his mind.
early 19th century: variant of roil.