vex

vex
vex (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. vexer, from L. vexare "to attack, harass, trouble," from vexus, collateral form of vectus, pp. of vehere "to draw, carry" (see VEHICLE (Cf. vehicle)). Related: VEXED (Cf. Vexed); vexing.

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  • Vex — Vex, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vexing}.] [F. vexer, L. vexare, vexatum, to vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. intens. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry. See {Vehicle}.] 1. To to?s back and forth; to agitate; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VEX — steht für: eine Gemeinde im Schweizer Kanton Wallis, siehe Vex VS ein Gebiet in der Republik Sacha (Nordost Asien), siehe Vex (Jukagirisch) VEX ist die Abkürzung für: Venus Express Video Extensions for X windows Visual Editor for XML, ein WYSIWYG …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vex — steht für: eine Gemeinde im Schweizer Kanton Wallis, siehe Vex VS ein Gebiet in der Republik Sacha (Nordost Asien), siehe Vex (Jukagirisch) VEX ist die Abkürzung für: Venus Express Video Extensions for X windows Visual Editor for XML, ein WYSIWYG …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vex — Vex, v. i. To be irritated; to fret. [R.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vex — [veks] vt. [ME vexen < MFr vexer, to vex, torment < L vexare, to shake, agitate < pp. stem of vehere, to carry: see WAY] 1. to give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc. 2. to distress, afflict, or… …   English World dictionary

  • vex — index affront, aggravate (annoy), annoy, badger, bait (harass), discommode, discompose …   Law dictionary

  • vex — [veks] v [T] old fashioned [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: vexer, from Latin vexare] to make someone feel annoyed or worried >vexing adj ▪ a vexing problem …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vex — [ veks ] verb transitive OLD FASHIONED to make someone annoyed, confused, or worried …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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