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Noun
The state of being in great mental or physical pain
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“Prickly pear cacti had been a torment during the difficult portage around the Great Falls of the Missouri.”
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Severe physical or mental suffering
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“The intense mental and physical torment that could be ahead of you will blow your mind.”
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An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition
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Severe suffering, difficulty or privation
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A thing that causes disgust or loathing
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
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An unwelcome experience or action undergone or done as a condition of achieving an objective
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Openly expressed disapprobation
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An instance of bashing
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Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
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The possibility of trouble, danger, or ruin
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A long-standing rival; an arch-enemy
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Tight pressing
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Annoy or provoke in an unkind way
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“My older brother used to torment me by singing it to me.”
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Cause to experience severe mental or physical suffering
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“Their most profound was a poison that could put a person in great physical pain, then torment them with past woes.”
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To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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To suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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To be preoccupied with a single topic or emotion
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To cause pain or anguish to
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To execute vengeance
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To cause damage to
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Fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of
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Suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs
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