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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.
See also: taunt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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