Meaning: make you upset or unnerve you
Rewrite 1: shake your bed
Rewrite 2: ruffle1a your hair
Rewrite 3: light a firecracker under your chair
Rewrite 4: spooktv2 you through your widow at night
Comment: Here I’m emphasizing irritating behavior. “Tickle you silly” might work, too.
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