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Definition of annoy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they annoy
    he / she / it annoys
    past simple annoyed
    -ing form annoying
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  1. 1to make someone slightly angry synonym irritate annoy somebody His constant joking was beginning to annoy her. It really annoys me when people forget to say thank you. I'm sure she does it just to annoy me. annoy somebody to do something It annoys me to have to pay the check every time.
  2. 2annoy somebody to make someone uncomfortable or unable to relax synonym bother He swatted a fly that was annoying him.
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