Acting like a true frontrunner, Rick riled up evangelicals in Georgia, comparing the next election to WWII.
When he was at the U.S. Open and there were so many different matches, or whatever, and he gets the fan so riled up.
Shortly into his second term, Roosevelt riled the left by wholeheartedly embracing deficit reduction.
What was it about Wicked that got critics so riled up a decade ago?
Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.
What riled him most in the nater of his occupation was that it kep' him out of society.
D'you remember that hammer when we were boys and you riled me, up in the long room?
You'll get me riled, pretty soon, Martha; and if you do you'll wish you hadn't.
I apprehend he was riled at the little al-ter-cation we had just before you came on board.
The boys is gettin' kind o' riled, fur they allow the game ain't on the square wuth a cent.
1825, American English spelling alteration to reflect a dialectal pronunciation of roil (q.v.); cf. heist from hoist and in the same era spile for spoil (v.). Bartlett writes that in both England and America roil "is now commonly pronounced and written rile" ["Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]. Related: Riled; riling.