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.