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"annoy" in British English

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annoyverb [T]

uk   /əˈnɔɪ/ us   /əˈnɔɪ/
B1 to make someone angry: Tina really annoyed me in the meeting this morning. I'm sorry - is my cough annoying you? [+ that] It annoys me that she just expects us to help. It really annoys me when people expect me to tip as well as pay a service charge in a restaurant.

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(Definition of annoy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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annoyverb [T]

us   /əˈnɔɪ/
to make someone slightly angry or upset: I know you’re doing this only to annoy me.
annoyance
noun [C/U] us   /əˈnɔɪ·əns/
[U] As soon as he saw me, a look of annoyance crossed his face.
annoyed
adjective us   /əˈnɔɪd/
He gave me an annoyed look and left without speaking.
annoying
adjective us   /əˈnɔɪ·ɪŋ/
It’s annoying to have to explain this a second time.
annoyingly
adverb us   /əˈnɔɪ·ɪŋ·li/
Ads annoyingly interrupted the TV movie.
(Definition of annoy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“annoy” in American English

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