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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vex /ˈvɛks/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vex v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vexed p. pr. & vb. n. Vexing.]
 1. To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
    White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars.   --Pope.
 2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.  “I will not vex your souls.”
    Ten thousand torments vex my heart.   --Prior.
 3. To twist; to weave.  [R.]
    Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- See Tease.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vex, v. i. To be irritated; to fret.  [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor
           irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really
           bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the
           door after she leaves" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, bother,
            get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel,
            chafe, devil]
      2: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation
         or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is
         worrying me" [syn: worry] [ant: reassure]
      3: change the arrangement or position of [syn: agitate, disturb,
          commove, shake up, stir up, raise up]
      4: subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or
         deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"
      5: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I
         don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This
         question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, stick, get,
          puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
          flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]