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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"He was not one of the killers and the sooner everybody knows that the better it will be because this young man has been taunted with it for years."
Wayne Rooney was taunted with 'you fat b*stard' for half a match by Birmingham fans this year.
"Young people are being taunted with antigay epithets and are then lashing out."
"Gardai's children are taunted with '`oink, oink' noises and words like `piglets'.
The brilliant South African was allegedly taunted with Nazi salutes and racist abuse from "The Shed" - the stand where the most raucous of Gloucester's faithful gather together to hurl collective criticism, usually at the referee!
Toby Douglas, 21, claimed he had been taunted with jibes such as "Captain Hook" and "Santa Claws" before the attack.