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Taunt

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Noun

1. taunt, taunting, twit

aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

Verb

2. bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

harass with persistent criticism or carping

Example Sentences:
'The children teased the new teacher'
'Don't ride me so hard over my failure'
'His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Taunt

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to provoke or deride with mockery, contempt, or criticism
2. 
to tease; tantalize
noun
3. 
a jeering remark
4. archaic
the object of mockery
adjective
nautical
(of the mast or masts of a sailing vessel) unusually tall

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Taunt

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verb transitive
1. 
to reproach in scornful or sarcastic language; jeer at; mock
2. 
to drive or provoke (a person) by taunting
noun
3. 
a scornful or jeering remark; gibe
adjective
very tall
said of a ship's mast

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Taunt

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tr.v. taunt·ed, taunt·ing, taunts
1. To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner: taunted her for wearing hand-me-down clothes. See Synonyms at ridicule.
2.
a. To drive or incite (a person) by taunting: His friends taunted him into asking for a raise.
b. To tease and excite sexually: taunted him with glimpses of skin.
n.
A scornful remark; a jeer.
adj.
Nautical
Unusually tall. Used of masts.

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