Definition of torment verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    torment

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

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