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taunt someone about something

to mock, tease, or torment someone about something. Stop taunting me about something that happened years ago! Terry was being taunted about his gaudy tie, so he took it off.
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taunt someone into something

to mock, tease, or torment someone into doing something. The gang taunted Liz into taking unnecessary chances. Don was taunted into leaving the room.
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taunt someone with something

to tease or tantalize someone with something. Jerry taunted Fran with the plate of fudge. Please don't taunt me with food I shouldn't eat.
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By portraying diverse children both as the taunters and the taunted (and as the heroes, of course
Every Python fan's favourite episodes are in there - yes, you can happily quote along as King Arthur does (verbal) battle with the French Taunters or an anonymous peasant expounds his theories on African swallows carrying coconuts.
Online anonymity has a positive side beyond the perceived protection it offers to online hecklers, taunters and bullies.
After scoring 20 goals during the 2005-06 season, Jerome was a fans' hero but the City supporters still hold a grudge after he chose to move to Blues to further his career, and the fact the money allowed Cardiff to sign Michael Chopra, Stephen McPhail and Glenn Loovens, who all performed well for City, is lost on the terrace taunters.
Their taunters were Asian men who frequently called them "dirty white trash", she said.
As the Netherlanders missed the penalty that sealed their defeat, Mr Yacht leapt to his feet and delivered a 15-second barrage of bellowing, arm-flailing, vein-bulging Continental venom, very much in the direction of his orange-shirted taunters.
The guard protects Vidriera not for the sake of truthtelling but to stabilize and prolong the gratifying impasse between Vidriera and his taunters that serves the prince's interests and mollifies the crowd.
Widely reviled by the right as chief of the cop taunters, he was also, oddly, something of an all-American--a star athlete, a scrappy street kid, a person of conscience, ingenuity, and charisma--the kind of person we are taught as schoolchildren to revere.
138) The Washington Post, which had been relentlessly critical of FDR on constitutional matters, entitled its editorial on Tipaldo "An Unfortunate Decision," and its Supreme Court correspondent wrote regretfully: "Hereafter whenever New Dealers are taunted with trying to break down the rights of the States to manage their own affairs, the taunters will have this decision tossed in their faces.
DEATHS AND SUICIDES - Bizzare suicides, suicide waves, mass suicides; also, ludicrous exits and appropriate deaths of iconoclasts, blasphemers, and other taunters of the Fates.
Stars from the hugely successful West End shows will W bring the hilarious Monty Python humour and brilliantly funny musical score, plague carts, sh slapping ns, ying cows, killer rabbits, Knights Who Say W Ni, French Taunters and the Black Knight to comedy fans across the country, to the sound of banging coconut shells.