Definition of “vex” - English Dictionary

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vexverb [ T ]

us /veks/

to cause someone to feel annoyance or trouble:

The question that vexes Ben the most is, "Why me?"
vexing
adjective us /ˈvek·sɪŋ/

Rising gas prices are a vexing problem.

(Definition of “vex” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)