What does the word tantalize mean?

Usage examples for tantalize

  1. But for this, it would never have clutched at the Gibeonites, for even the incantations of the demon cauldron, could not extract from their case enough to tantalize starvation's self. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Instead, he shouted: " Come on, you old son- of- a- gun," and he actually kicked the red silk flag into the air to tantalize the animal. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  3. But you shall have it, if only to tantalize that craven fool yonder. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman