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taunt
used in The Chocolate War

9 uses
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Definition
to intentionally anger, challenge, or upset someone — especially by mocking them or hurling insults

or (as a noun): an insult or other action intended to anger, challenge, or upset someone
  • The taunt, the beginning of the old cat-and-mouse game.
    Chapter 31 (17% in)
taunt = mean teasing (intentionally angering, challenging, or upsetting)
  • They came out in the spring and stayed until October, hanging around, calling taunts to passersby occasionally but most of the time quiet, languid and peaceful.
    Chapter 3 (40% in)
  • It's all over, fellas," Carter taunted.
    Chapter 12 (42% in)
  • If you're going to jack off in a toilet, at least lock your door," Archie taunted.
    Chapter 15 (59% in)
  • Archie taunted, launching his own offensive.
    Chapter 24 (19% in)
  • Leon had ignored Archie's taunt about finances and had resumed his offensive.
    Chapter 24 (52% in)
  • But these voices calling now were not friendly after-supper voices but nighttime voices, taunting and teasing and threatening.
    Chapter 32 (57% in)
  • He had been waiting for this moment, ever since Archie's voice had taunted him on the telephone.
    Chapter 37 (21% in)
  • Janza taunted.
    Chapter 37 (24% in)

There are no more uses of "taunt" in The Chocolate War.

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