Translation of taunt in Spanish:

taunt

hostigar, v.

Pronunciation /tɔnt//tɔːnt/

transitive verb

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    (provoke) hostigar
    (provoke) provocar
    (mock) burlarse de
    (mock) mofarse de
    (mock) zaherir
    to taunt sb with/for sth burlarse / mofarse de algn por algo
    • she taunted him with his clumsiness se burlaba / se mofaba de él por su torpeza
    • they taunted her for not being able to do it se burlaban / se mofaban de ella porque no lo podía hacer
    • He had insulted her, taunted her, hurt her, broken her down, threatened her…
    • Moments later the twins came by and true to their word, began to taunt Nicholas.
    • When he finally made it to the stage to alternately flip his hair and continue sneering, he began taunting the crowd and encouraging them to pump their fists - then the sound promptly gave out.
    • The three surrounded her; began shoving and taunting her.
    • The British used it to taunt the Americans, the Americans then used the same version back ironically to taunt the British.
    • But he was unable to speak or write Marathi and fellow students taunted him.
    • His odd appearance and manner attracted the attention of local children, who would continually taunt him, provoking him to lose his temper and damage property.
    • The last thing we want is to put ourselves in the position where he is taunted or provoked and reacts again.
    • For instance, while waiting once on the on-deck circle in Boston, a fan began taunting him.
    • This might also be when parents or other adults constantly use sarcasm, threaten, criticise, yell at or taunt a child.
    • The seven man, five woman jury rejected a call to convict him of manslaughter on the grounds of his claims that he was provoked by his wife taunting him about affairs.
    • She began to tease and taunt him by playing with his locks.
    • When my mum wasn't in the room he would always say snide remarks, taunting me.
    • From afar they began to taunt the crowd in the square, chanting, ‘We own this country now,’ and ordering the people in the opposition crowd to return to their homes.
    • She'd sat by her car, waiting while snickering students passed by, taunting her for what she couldn't understand and could care less about.
    • She began to taunt me, of all people, for actually trying not to get her killed, which didn't rank her high on my good side at that moment.
    • They began taunting the friends and threatening them, before launching a physical attack.
    • Imagine if your colleagues all began to taunt you, all of the time, every day.
    • A thousand ways to insult and taunt him came to my mind, but I kept quiet.
    • It was under the pressure of people in the audience hurling drunken comments, taunting him, wanting him to fail, expecting him to fall apart.

noun

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    (insult) insulto masculine
    (jibe) pulla feminine
    • And Stine just kept right on provoking him with taunts and derision.
    • She has lived with stones thrown through the front window of her Athy home, taunts and jeers, media hostility and the utter loneliness of no contact with her family and much loved daughters.
    • I phrased it as a sarcastic taunt, but I genuinely wanted to know the answer.
    • I was humiliated, and dealing with the endless taunts from my classmates led me to overeat.
    • Sandra stayed at home, away from the taunts and jibes of her white schoolfellows, and illicitly befriended the children of the family's black nanny.
    • They returned to the hall in time for the next item on the agenda, amid jeers and taunts from the Treasury benches.
    • The character voices and taunts are annoying and lame.
    • Each character also has their share of taunts, but the taunts get repetitive quickly and become annoying.
    • The eldest son in his family, Mohan had a bad time at school because his speech was the focus of many unkind taunts from his classmates.
    • No. To me the idea that words or taunts can enrage somebody to kill and act out of anger, and our judicial system says that's okay, is barbaric.
    • There is a provocative bunch of yobs among their exports, while not listed soccer thugs, still ignite tempers by taunts and tease and then claim innocence when the law steps in.
    • The fact that there was perhaps some justification to the taunts of the veterans angered him.
    • Her first day was filled with jeering and taunts but she remained patient with them.
    • And due to public pressure - which came in the form of letters, phone calls, taunts, jeers and even bomb threats - the city was forced to pull the plug on the project.
    • Meanwhile, the Polish-born Sophie is made miserable by the racist taunts of classmates.
    • Throughout his high school years in the nearby town of Bay Minette, he weathered the taunts and teases of classmates for being gay.
    • However, my racial background did not bring taunts from my classmates.
    • I'm finding it difficult to get myself motivated for the game, but if only to avoid the taunts and jeers of the Magyar Armchair Brigade, I'm hoping for at least a draw.
    • How many taunts, threats or downright abusive remarks have been reluctantly swallowed with a fatalistic shrug?
    • Fans still trade abusive taunts and many thankfully can still take a bit of name-calling without crying to the authorities.