verb (used with object), tor·tured, tor·tur·ing.
Origin of torture
Examples from the Web for torturing
Prosecuting those involved in torturing prisoners will do just that.Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report|Dean Obeidallah|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Purists sometimes seem to think that disregarding rules about prepositions is as heinous as torturing children.
Torturing children for fun, by contrast, is objectionable regardless of whether those around you have adopted the practice.
How many Americans were (or still are) in full support of torturing people they did not know?
She also had come across photos of real women her husband knew, along with talk of torturing and raping them.
Seize him; but let even death itself be weary In torturing her.The Plays of Philip Massinger|Philip Massinger
But it must have been worn to understand its torturing character!The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional|Father Chiniquy
But why do you say the sweet and torturing and desperate love that must exist?Old Ebenezer|Opie Read
Eight or nine women were accused of torturing a man and his sister and of laming others.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718|Wallace Notestein
He was free from that torturing anxiety and fear of detection which had haunted him night and day for three months.