Vex (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vexed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vexing.] [F. vexer, L. vexare, vexatum, to vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. intens. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry. See Vehicle.]

1.

To tos back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.

White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars. Pope.

2.

To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.

"I will not vex your souls."

Shak.

Then thousand torments vex my heart. Prior.

3.

To twist; to weave.

[R.]

Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom. Dryden.

Syn. -- See Tease.

 

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Vex, v. i.

To be irritated; to fret.

[R.]

Chapman.

 

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