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      vb   deride, flout, gibe, guy     (informal)   insult, jeer, mock, provoke, reproach, revile, ridicule, sneer, take the piss (out of)     (taboo slang)   tease, torment, twit, upbraid  
      n   barb, censure, cut, derision, dig, gibe, insult, jeer, provocation, reproach, ridicule, sarcasm, teasing  
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  ( taunts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( taunting    present participle)   ( taunted    past tense & past participle  ) If someone taunts you, they say unkind or insulting things to you, especially about your weaknesses or failures.      verb  
A gang taunted a disabled man...      V n  
Other youths taunted him about his clothes.      V n about n  
      Taunt is also a noun., n-count  
For years they suffered racist taunts.     

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taut, taint, truant, talent

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