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TANTALISE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does tantalise mean? 

TANTALISE (verb)
  The verb TANTALISE has 1 sense:

1. harass with persistent criticism or carping

  Familiarity information: TANTALISE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TANTALISE (verb)


Sense 1tantalise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Harass with persistent criticism or carping

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bait; taunt; tantalize; tantalise; twit; razz; cod; tease; rag; rally; ride

Context examples:

The children teased the new teacher / Don't ride me so hard over my failure / His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Hypernyms (to "tantalise" is one way to...):

bemock; mock (treat with contempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tantalise"):

barrack; flout; gibe; jeer; scoff (laugh at with contempt and derision)

banter; chaff; jolly; josh; kid (be silly or tease one another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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