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the first son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. Gen. 4.
a murderer.
raise Cain, Slang.

become angry or violent:
He’ll raise Cain when he finds out I lost his watch.
to behave in a boisterous manner; cause a disturbance:
The students raised Cain while the teacher was out.

(history) (in Scotland and Ireland) payment in kind, usually farm produce paid as rent
the first son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel (Genesis 4:1–16)
raise Cain

to cause a commotion
to react or protest heatedly

see: raise Cain


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