English verb: tantalise
|1.||tantalise (communication) harass with persistent criticism or carping|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bemock, mock|
|Narrower (hyponym)||banter, barrack, chaff, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, scoff|