- [verb] treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
Synonyms: torment, rag, crucify, dun, frustrate
- [verb] be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
Synonyms: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, confound, discombobulate
- tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer
- persecute, oppress
- perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
- disorient, disorientate