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torment

verb [T]     /tɔːˈment/ US  /tɔːr-/
to cause a person or animal to suffer or worry : The animals are tormented mercilessly by flies and mosquitoes . The camera focused on a group of women whose faces were tormented by/with (= showed that they were suffering ) grief . It tormented me all day - did I remember to lock the door when I left the house ?Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive tormentor     /-ˈmen.tər/ US  /-ˈmen.tɚ/ noun [C] Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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