Definition of pique verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pique

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//pik//
     
    pique somebody/something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pique
     
    he / she / it piques
     
    past simple piqued
     
    -ing form piquing
     
     
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  1. 1to make someone annoyed or upset synonym wound1
  2. 2 The incident piqued his pride.
  3.  
    adjective [not before noun] She couldn't help feeling a little piqued by his lack of interest.
  4. Idioms
    pique somebody's interest, curiosity, etc.
     
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    to make someone very interested in something
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