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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taunt ( 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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