Definitions for vexvɛks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vexvɛks(v.t.)

  1. to irritate; annoy; provoke:

    was told to stop vexing the dog.

  2. to torment; trouble; distress; worry:

    vexed by many problems.

  3. to discuss or debate (a subject, question, etc.) with vigor or at great length.

  4. to disturb by motion; stir up; toss about.

Origin of vex:

1375–1425; < OF vexer < L vexāre to shake, jolt, annoy

vex′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

  2. worry, vex(verb)

    disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

    "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

  3. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up(verb)

    change the arrangement or position of

  4. vex(verb)

    subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation

    "vex the subject of the death penalty"

  5. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(verb)

    be a mystery or bewildering to

    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

Wiktionary

  1. vex(Verb)

    To trouble aggressively, to harass.

  2. vex(Verb)

    To annoy, irritate.

    Billy's professor was vexed by his continued failure to improve his grades.

  3. vex(Verb)

    To cause (mental) suffering to; to distress.

  4. vex(Verb)

    To twist, to weave.

  5. Origin: From vexen, from vexer, from vexare. Replaced native grillen from grillan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vex(verb)

    to to/s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet

  2. Vex(verb)

    to make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease

  3. Vex(verb)

    to twist; to weave

  4. Vex(verb)

    to be irritated; to fret

Freebase

  1. VEX Robotics Design System

    The VEX Robotics Design System is a robotic kit intended to introduce students as well as adults to the world of robotics. The VEX Robotics Design System is centered on the VEX Clawbot Kit which is sold in the Dual Control Starter Kit. This kit comes with four electric motors, 4 wheels, gears, and structural parts. Additional sensors, wheels, tank treads, motors, servos, gears, chain and sprocket sets, partner joysticks, programming software, extra metal, pneumatics, and rechargeable battery power packs can all be purchased separately. This award winning platform was developed by Innovation First International. This product was originally available for purchase in RadioShack stores, and also on the web. On April 17, 2006 Innovation First announced their acquisition of the VEX Robotics brand name and trademark registrations from RadioShack Corporation. RadioShack stores are no longer selling VEX kits.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vex(verb)

to annoy or distress (a person)

There were no other problems to vex us.

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