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Phrasal Verbs

piss off

This page is about the phrasal verb piss off

British and Australian English offensive!

Meaning

If someone pisses you off, they annoy you.

Synonym

annoy, tick off (American informal)

For example

  • piss sb off Do you think Bob knows that he pisses people off when he gets drunk and starts singing really loudly?

  • piss off sb She pissed off just about everyone who was there when she started talking during the movie.

Variety

This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

You'll probably piss someone off if you

a. make them laugh

b. help them out

c. tell them they're wrong

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