get a rise out of someone

get a rise out of someone
get a rise out of (someone) to succeed in annoying someone.

Ignore him - he's just trying to get a rise out of you.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • get a rise out of someone — get/take/a rise out of someone informal phrase to make someone react angrily by saying something that will annoy them Ignore him, he’s just trying to get a rise out of you. Thesaurus: to make someone angry or annoyedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a rise out of — (someone) to succeed in annoying someone. Ignore him he s just trying to get a rise out of you …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a rise out of — get (or take) a rise out of informal provoke an angry or irritated response from (someone), esp. by teasing * * * get a rise out of informal : to cause (someone) to react in an angry way : to make (someone) angry or upset Ignore her. She s just… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a rise out of — verb To obtain a reaction from someone, especially one of annoyance. Ahmadinejad is no simpleton. . . . His Holocaust denial is a flagrant ploy the easiest way to get a rise out of the Jewish community. Syn: anger, annoy, arouse, provoke …   Wiktionary

  • take a rise out of someone — get/take/a rise out of someone informal phrase to make someone react angrily by saying something that will annoy them Ignore him, he’s just trying to get a rise out of you. Thesaurus: to make someone angry or annoyedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a rise out of — (of smb) to tease, to have fun with someone by making him or her angry We really got a rise out of the teacher when we left the windows open while it was raining. That sort of person is often a little psychic, and if she senses that she s getting …   Idioms and examples

  • rise — (v.) O.E. risan (usually arisan; class I strong verb; past tense ras, pp. risen), from P.Gmc. *us risanan to go up (Cf. O.N. risa, Goth. urreisan to rise, O.H.G. risan to rise, flow, Ger. reisen to travel, originally to rise for a journey ).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rise — rise1 [ raız ] (past tense rose [ rouz ] ; past participle ris|en [ rızn ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 move upward ▸ 2 increase ▸ 3 achieve success/power ▸ 4 stand up ▸ 5 be tall/high ▸ 6 fight against government ▸ 7 become red ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rise — [rīz] vi. rose, risen [riz′ən] rising [ME risen < OE risan, akin to OHG risan, ON risa < IE * ereis , extension of base * er , to set in motion, raise > RUN, L oriri, to rise, Gr ornynai, to arouse] I to get up 1. to stand or assume a… …   English World dictionary

  • rise — rise1 W1S2 [raız] v past tense rose [rəuz US rouz] past participle risen [ˈrızən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(increase)¦ 2¦(go upwards)¦ 3¦(stand)¦ 4¦(become successful)¦ 5¦(be tall)¦ 6¦(voice/sound)¦ 7¦(sun/moon/star)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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