Meaning of “taunt” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “taunt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tauntverb [ T ]

us /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.
noun [ C ] us /tɔnt, tɑnt/

At school, he had received jeers and taunts because of his size.

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