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To annoy or harass, especially in an unkind or bothersome way
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“But rather than torment her sister with more questions, Scarlett decided to let the matter drop.”
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To mock, taunt or tease someone in a manner designed to provoke them
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“People, particularly other children at school, would always tease and torment me about my freckles.”
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To cause or experience severe mental or physical suffering
“Their preferred weapon was a poison that could put a person in great physical pain, then torment them with past woes.”
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To intimidate with threats or bullying behavior
“Wicked but clever men may point the finger of scorn at them, accuse them of entertaining merely temporal views, and endeavor to torment them with threats and promised persecutions.”
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To cause to feel fearful or scared
“There was no fire and brimstone, no wicked imps to torment us.”
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To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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To oppress or domineer (someone) with one's authority
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To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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To be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
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To execute vengeance
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Suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs
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Plural for severe physical or mental suffering
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“Then the two captains, seeing the impossibility of enduring the torment of thirst any longer, pretended to find two casks of water.”
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Plural for an emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition
“Yet he lived with the torment of his addiction, and his sporadic attempts to break it, for a further 18 years.”
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Plural for something which causes great mental or physical pain
“Her association with the poet had been a personal torment, yet it was also a source of pride and she never let anyone forget about it.”
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Plural for a great feeling or state of being sad or distressed
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“That feeling of torment that exists in the emotional part of the brain can be every bit as debilitating as the physical variety.”
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Plural for hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of one's background or beliefs
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Plural for any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
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Plural for a thing that causes disgust or loathing
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Plural for an instance of bashing
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Plural for the possibility of trouble, danger, or ruin
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(religion) Plural for condemnation to eternal punishment
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