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

"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
Examples:

"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
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