taunt (one) about (someone or something)

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taunt (one) about (someone or something)

To mock, ridicule, or jeer at one about someone or something. The school bullies taunted Sarah about her brother, who had a severe intellectual disability. They were taunting me about the clothes I wore to work that day.
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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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Campbell said he had "swung out" in self- defence after being struck by Mr Golstein, who had taunted him about his "f*** gay" brother.
Caroline Rees, prosecuting, said Ridings, 27, of Morgan Street, Tredegar, approached Pc Webley and taunted him about his wife, with Pc Webley telling him his comments were offensive and that he should go home.