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  • verb Alternative spelling of tantalize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping

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Examples

  • And then the prospectus for the US company AquaBounty offers this observation to tantalise prospective investors: "The traditional fishery harvest from the ocean has stagnated since 1990."

    GM food battle moves to fish as super-salmon nears US approval

  • He has been held back by injury and inconsistency this season but his talent has the capacity to tantalise.

    Now is the time to kick on, says West Ham's Freddie Sears

  • It's obviously empty: how unlike the slim but ripely crammed Morris Louis case she carries in Hitchcock's Rear Window, from which she produces, to tantalise the stricken James Stewart, the flimsiest of nighties and a pair of slippers with peepholes for her curious big toes.

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  • Her love interests: Kiyo, a sexy shapeshifter and Dorian, a bondage-loving Fairy King, are well written with love scenes giving just enough detail to tantalise without being too explicit.

    Book Chick City

  • Let me tantalise you with these details that have been approved for the 3D format, and please do stay with me for these are all relevant:

    Filmstalker: Update: 3D Blu-ray approved, coming to PS3 and Bravia

  • Lost is a show that plays a risky game; tantalise and satisfy but while tantalising more, on and on, with continuous invention and a continuing danger of viewer burnout.

    Lost, in Transition

  • Just to tantalise; I have a surfeit of pears to find a way of using other than by making pear tart which is my customary response to pears.

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  • The popular way of extracting the crochets is to grasp the snake firmly behind the neck with one hand and with the other to tantalise it by offering and withdrawing a red rag.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Just to tantalise; I have a surfeit of pears to find a way of using other than by making pear tart which is my customary response to pears.

    To kick things off .......

  • Perhaps it's just something to tantalise the fans for the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones.

    Filmstalker: Indiana Jones IV revealing spy shot

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