2. To disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex. "That his friends should believe it, was what roiled him [Judge Jeffreys] exceedingly." (R. North)
Origin: Cf. OE. Roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. Roeler to roll, equiv. To F. Rouler. See Roll, and cf. Rile.
(01 Mar 1998)
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