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"annoy" in British English

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annoyverb [T]

uk   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 ​peopleexpect me to ​tip as well as ​pay a ​servicecharge in a ​restaurant.

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

"annoy" in American English

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annoyverb [T]

 us   /əˈnɔɪ/
to make someone ​slightlyangry 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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