Meaning of tantalize

tan•ta•lize

Pronunciation: (tan'tl-īz"), [key]
— -lized, -liz•ing.
  1. to torment with, or as if with, the sight of something desired but out of reach; tease by arousing expectations that are repeatedly disappointed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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