What is the opposite of take the edge off?

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To make worse
“As the economic situation inevitably worsens, tension and anxiety will only increase.”
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To annoy, irritate or exasperate (someone)
“This person was still following me, and it was beginning to aggravate me.”
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To cause unease in one's mental state
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“The traumatic experience would pain her for several years to come.”
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To make demands of, or prove to be a challenge to
“The family's holiday in the woods without Wi-Fi would challenge the kids.”
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