English noun: taunt
|1.||taunt (act) aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing|
|Broader (hypernym)||aggravation, irritation, provocation|
English verb: taunt
|1.||taunt (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, tantalise, tantalize, tease, twit|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bemock, mock|
|Narrower (hyponym)||banter, barrack, chaff, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, scoff|