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vexverb [T]

uk   us   /veks/ old-fashioned
to ​causedifficulty to someone, or to ​cause someone to ​feelangry, ​annoyed, or ​upset: This ​issuelookslikely to ​continue to vex the ​government.
(Definition of vex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vexverb [T]

 us   /veks/
to ​cause someone to ​feelannoyance or ​trouble: The ​question that vexes Ben the most is, "Why me?"
vexing
adjective  us   /ˈvek·sɪŋ/
Rising ​gasprices are a vexing ​problem.
(Definition of vex from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vex”
in Spanish vejar…
in Vietnamese làm bực mình…
in Malaysian menyakitkan hati…
in Thai ก่อกวน…
in French vexer…
in German ärgern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…惹麻烦, 使恼火,使烦恼…
in Indonesian mengganggu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…惹麻煩, 使惱火,使煩惱…
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