verb (used with object), tan·ta·lized, tan·ta·liz·ing.
Related formstan·ta·li·za·tion, nountan·ta·liz·er, nounun·tan·ta·lized, adjective
Examples from the Web for tantalise
A little snow fell, but only to tantalise us, for the ground never got covered more than half an inch.The Siberian Overland Route from Peking to Petersburg,|Alexander Michie
She must tantalise him sufficiently, must keep him on tenterhooks, not make herself too cheap.The Triumph of Hilary Blachland|Bertram Mitford
Once a day a small ration was doled out--pitifully small--enough to tantalise appetite, but not to still hunger.The Gaunt Gray Wolf|Dillon Wallace
The obstacles in his way, however, seemed to increase as circumstances combined to fret and tantalise his hopes.Banked Fires|E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Sibylla began again: to tantalise him seemed a necessity of her life.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood