1. [ verb ] treat cruelly
Synonyms: crucify rag bedevil dun frustrate torment

"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Related terms: annoy harass tease persecute hamstring madden tormentor frustration harassment badgering
2. [ verb ] harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms: taunt bait tease ride tantalise razz twit rally cod rag

"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"

Related terms: mock jeer kid twitting tease tease tantaliser Tantalus boo
Similar spelling:   tantalizer