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06:49 Nov 3, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:sophomorically/get a rise out of
"There'd been times when , sophomorically, I'd cast a glance at another person,if only to get a rise out of my ex."
Explanation: A veces echaba un vistazo a algiuen, como cualquier bachillera, tan solo para irritarlo a mi ex.
N. Amer. a second-year university or high-school student.
sophomoric adj.[earlier sophumer f. sophum, obs. var. of sophism]
The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, Oxford University Press 1996
- get a rise out of
Elicit an angry or irritated reaction, as in "His teasing always got a rise out of her". This expression alludes to the angler's dropping a fly in a likely spot in the hope that a fish will rise to this bait.
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer
AndrewBM Ireland Local time: 10:45 PRO pts in pair: 26