verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for taunt
The taunts from fans in Australia grew so intense that Kessler Karain, his caddie and brother-in-law, got into an altercation with a spectator and was suspended for the final day.Patrick Reed ends up in another golf rules dispute before winning Farmers Insurance Open|Cindy Boren, Des Bieler|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
The FBI said it was a taunt aimed at antifa, a far-left anti-fascist movement whose adherents sometimes engage in violent clashes with right-wing extremists.Proud Boys organizer Joe Biggs arrested as FBI alleges more possible planning in U.S. Capitol breach|Spencer Hsu|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
He then lightly pushed one of the rioters to get his attention, and taunted them to follow him to the right and up a set of stairs where more police were waiting.
In this game, the Ravens were penalized for taunting for stomping on the Titans’ midfield logo after cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted a pass by Tannehill with just less than two minutes remaining.Lamar Jackson gets his first playoff victory as Ravens hold Titans’ Derrick Henry to 40 yards|Mark Maske|January 10, 2021|Washington Post
A small group remained at the Garfield monument, taunting the police as they again stood in line.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building|Washington Post Staff|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
And even as he plots defenses against American and allied air raids, he is taunting Vladimir Putin and his allies in Grozny.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.|Anna Nemtsova|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or maybe you want to watch while she cheats on you, taunting you, forcing you to get involved in humiliating ways.The Cuckolding Fetish: When Your Wife’s Cheating Turns You On|Aurora Snow|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It looked as though New York's City Hall had been overtaken by smokers intent on taunting Michael Bloomberg one last time.
They seem content to hold what they have, clashing regularly, testing and taunting each other.
He believed students were taunting him, driving by his home at all hours of the night and honking a car horn.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In their greeting there seemed a taunting note as though they knew they had no more to fear from me and could be generous.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
An awful suspicion had rushed over her mind at the sound of the sailor's taunting laugh—a suspicion of treachery dark and dire.They Looked and Loved|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
From the moment that he had received that light, taunting note, he had heard nothing more.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
In Grundtvig, the taunting degenerates into a scurrilous tirade.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
One of these taunting expressions is “Kitho karishtiditore,” which is a most exasperating saying.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised)|Melvin Randolph Gilmore