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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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Yet when exposed to a snake, the unprotected animals still watched tensely, snapped their tails from side to side, and then taunted the snakes.
I even had a junior high teacher who used to join in when the popular kids taunted a class outcast.
Bank taunt lost me lbs EMMERDALE star Liam Fox has told how he lost five stone in six months - after being taunted by a boss.
I WAS really appalled to read about how brave young Louis Dunford was taunted by supporters of his friend's killers in court.
YOBS who taunted a 17-year-old boy moments before he jumped to his death were branded "despicable" and "mindless" last night .
HOW sad it was to read of the death of Dr Who fanatic and eccentric John Clews who, it appears, may have been taunted to death by a yob element (Mail, September 21).
Former coach at Longbenton under-14s Chris Cooper made the decision after player Sam Harker complained of being taunted and elbowed by the opposition.
Dressed in a purple satin dressing gown, he climbed out of his window and taunted officers pursuing him in five cars and a helicopter.
Police are beginning an investigation today into claims that England striker Wayne Rooney assaulted a 22-year-old student who taunted him in a nightclub.
It is true that players are often taunted when they play for a former club, but we shall never stamp out racism in football or society if we choose to ignore it.
EEOC senior attorney adviser Ernest Haffner recalled one case in which coworkers continually taunted a waiter they considered effeminate.
Mya was considered an outsider by her peers, taunted about the way she looked and victimised because she was a child from a mixed marriage.
A CRAZED teenager brutally attacked two girls who had taunted him for looking like Harry Potter.
GANGS who taunted David Askew up to his death included boys aged SIX.