Pronunciation: (veks),[key] —v.t. 1. to irritate; annoy; provoke: His noisy neighbors often vexed him. 2. to torment; trouble; distress; plague; worry: Lack of money vexes many. 3. to discuss or debate (a subject, question, etc.) with vigor or at great length: to vex a question endlessly without agreeing. 4. to disturb by motion; stir up; toss about.
5. to afflict with physical pain.