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English definition of “taunt”

taunt

verb [T]    /tɔnt, tɑnt/
to try to make other people angry or upset by insulting them, laughing at them, etc.: The movie is about a criminal who taunts the police with phone calls. taunt    /tɔnt, tɑnt/ noun [C] At school, he had received jeers and taunts because of his size.
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