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verb [intransitive/transitive] rankle pronunciation in British English /ˈræŋk(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrankle
he/she/itrankles
present participlerankling
past tenserankled
past participlerankled
  1. if an action rankles or rankles you, it continues to annoy or upset you for a long time after it has happened

    The document has rankled many party members.

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