- 1torment somebody (formal) to make someone suffer very much synonym plague He was tormented by feelings of insecurity.
- 2torment somebody/something to annoy a person or an animal in a cruel way because you think it is amusing
NAmE//tɔrˈmɛnt//, NAmE//ˈtɔrmɛnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they torment
he / she / it torments
past simple tormented
-ing form tormenting