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Definition of pique verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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.
    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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