VEX, verb transitive [Latin vexo.]
1. To irritate; to make angry by little provocations; a popular use of the word.
2. To plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict.
Ten thousand torments vex my heart.
3. To disturb; to disquiet; to agitate.
White curl the waves, and the vex'd ocean roars.
4. To trouble; to distress.
I will also vex the hearts of many people. Ezekiel 32:9.
5. To persecute. Acts 12:1.
6. To stretch, as by hooks. [Not in use.]
VEX, verb intransitive To fret; to be teased or irritated.