rankle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “rankle” in the English Dictionary

"rankle" in British English

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rankleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈræŋ.kl̩/
to make someone ​annoyed or ​angry for a ​longtime: The ​unkind way in which his ​girlfriendleft him still rankled with him ​long after. [+ that] It still rankles that she got ​promoted, and I didn't.
(Definition of rankle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rankleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈræŋ·kəl/
to ​causeannoyance or ​anger that ​lasts a ​longtime: [I] The way she ​left him still rankles.
(Definition of rankle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rankle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人耿耿于怀, 令人怀恨, 使人怨愤不已…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人耿耿於懷, 令人懷恨, 使人怨憤不已…
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