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irritate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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irritateir‧ri‧tate /ˈɪrɪteɪt/ ●●○ verb [transitive]  1 ANNOYto make someone feel annoyed or impatient, especially by doing something many times or for a long period of time It really irritates me when he doesn’t help around the house.2 MIHURT/CAUSE PAINto make a part of your body painful and sore This cream may irritate sensitive skin.
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irritateThat this objective has not been achieved continues to irritate Dublin.Jean Paul's attempts to apologize just irritated me even more.Anyway, I'd been very busy the day before and Doreen had irritated me for other reasons.It irritates me when people give me phoney information.After a while, the loud ticking of the clock began to irritate me.I don't want to listen to muzak in stores - it irritates me.That silly smile of hers always irritated me.The pollen irritated my eyes, which were red and streaming with tears.Perfumes in soap can irritate skin.The influx of refugees irritated the residents of Pusan.Nineteen percent of women will still use a beauty product, even if it irritates their skin.It ... irritatesIt irritates me that I can't think of enough rare foods I haven't had and have wanted to have.It irritates me when people give me phoney information.irritate ... skinThe cleansing bar uses no animal fats or chemicals which can irritate the skin.Don't pull strips straight up or you may irritate skin and break off hair.It's fresh, pleasant to use, doesn't irritate skin and keeps me fresh all day.
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Verb table
irritate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyirritate
he, she, itirritates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyirritated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave irritated
he, she, ithas irritated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad irritated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill irritate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have irritated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam irritating
he, she, itis irritating
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you, we, theyare irritating
Past
I, he, she, itwas irritating
you, we, theywere irritating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been irritating
he, she, ithas been irritating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been irritating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be irritating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been irritating
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