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Definition of tantalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tantalize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtæntlˌaɪz//
 
tantalize somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tantalize
 
he / she / it tantalizes
 
past simple tantalized
 
-ing form tantalizing
 
 
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to make a person or an animal want something that they cannot have or do
tantalizing
 
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adjective The tantalizing aroma of fresh coffee wafted toward them. a tantalizing glimpse of the future
tantalizingly
 
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adverb The branch was tantalizingly out of reach.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tantalize