Definition of vex verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vex

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//veks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veks//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vex
BrE BrE//veks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veks//
 
he / she / it vexes
BrE BrE//ˈveksɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈveksɪz//
 
past simple vexed
BrE BrE//vekst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vekst//
 
past participle vexed
BrE BrE//vekst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vekst//
 
-ing form vexing
BrE BrE//ˈveksɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈveksɪŋ//
 
 
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vex somebody (old-fashioned or formal) to annoy or worry somebody The memory of their conversation still vexed him. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French vexer, from Latin vexare ‘shake, disturb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vex