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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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He said he had to remind his players every time they visited Plainfield to ignore the racial taunts.
Rob Nicol, editor of the Fly Me To The Moon fanzine, labelled the taunts "a disgrace" and urged Boro fans to show the new player their support.
Those taunts seemed to relate to Mr Yorke's energetic lifestyle in direct proportion to the energy expended as a Blackburn Rovers player.
It was something similar to the racist taunts the English players had and we just don't want to see it.
Dwight has graced this country for 10 years and helped bring a trophy to Blackburn -- and then some moron decides to give it the monkey taunts.
He stopped going to the lunch room out of fear of taunts and he attempted suicide at age 16.
YOUNGSTERS with buck teeth who are plagued by playground taunts about their appearance could be saved years of torment thanks to new research released today.
He, his Davis colleague Richard G, Coss, and their students staged snake-squirrel encounters in their laboratories, witnessing taunts and hair-breadth escapes that set the human observers' hearts racing.
IT WAS with mixed emotions and disbelief that I read of the cruel and sickening taunts hurled at that courageous veteran Matthew Weston (Birmingham Mail, October 2) by those awful yobs who ought to go down on their knees with grateful thanks for heroes like him.
As negotiators tried to talk Shaun Dykes down from the top of a car park, youths below shouted taunts, encouraging him to jump, while filming his ordeal on mobile phones, Derby Coroner's Court heard.
The locker rooms are a few hundred yards away from the stadium, and taunts by Wazzu fans usually accompany the visitors along the path.
A junior football team was taken off the pitch by their manager half way through a game after racist taunts.
District Judge Ian Strongman said: 'I am entirely satisfied that, given sustained and unpleasant taunts and threats, totally out of character he lost his temper momentarily and struck out.
THE Spanish Football Federation were today facing an official inquiry into the shocking racist taunts which were repeatedly directed at England's players during their friendly in Madrid.
During sessions at the National Children's Centre, off New North Parade, Sarah and the club's seven other members can have fun in an environment without taunts or bullying.