Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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 tos back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars.
2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease. I will not vex your souls."
Then thousand torments vex my heart.
3. To twist; to weave. [R.]
Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.
Syn. -- See Tease.
Vex, v. i. To be irritated; to fret. [R.]
result(s) from the 1828
VEX, v.t. [L. 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. Ezek. 32.5. To persecute. Act. 12.6. To stretch, as by hooks. [Not in use.]
VEX, v.i. To fret; to be teased or irritated.