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heckle

  
  ( heckles    plural & 3rd person present)   ( heckling    present participle)   ( heckled    past tense & past participle  ) If people in an audience heckle public speakers or performers, they interrupt them, for example by making rude remarks.      verb  
They heckled him and interrupted his address with angry questions...      V n  
A small group of youths stayed behind to heckle and shout abuse.      V  
      Heckle is also a noun., n-count  
The offending comment was in fact a heckle from an audience member.     
  heckling      n-uncount  
The ceremony was disrupted by unprecedented heckling and slogan-chanting.     
  heckler     ( hecklers    plural)    n-count  
As he began his speech, a heckler called out asking for his opinion on gun control.     
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heckle

  
  
bait, barrack     (informal)   boo, disrupt, interrupt, jeer, pester, shout down, taunt  

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heckler, heck, heckling, hackles

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