taunt (one) with (something)

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taunt (one) with (something)

1. To tease or torment one with something they cannot or should not have; to tantalize one with something. I'm trying to stick to my diet, but my roommate keeps taunting me with all the cakes and cookies she likes to bake. I loved taunting my friends with pictures of sunny beaches while I was on vacation in the Bahamas.
2. To arouse one sexually with something, especially with no intention of engaging in sexual activity with one. I've just never understood the appeal of strip clubs. You pay to go watch women taunt you with their exposed bodies and erotic dances, and then you just leave more sexually frustrated than when you arrived. She kept lifting up her skirt to taunt me with glimpses of her thighs.
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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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Since that last win at the height of fears about the "Millennium Bug" and the end of civilisation, Boro had lost five and drawn two in a forlorn fixture that taunted us with the certainty of heart-break.
"I was punched in the face, they were punching kids in the face, and they ripped a lad from Washington's flag from him, then took it into the stands and taunted us with it.
Although our main courses' portions were generous, the tray of desserts our waiter taunted us with had us go for one more course.
Craig Conway is a classy Abanazar who taunted us with "Arsenal 4, Newcastle 0, mmmrah har harrr" just after the interval.