Definition of 'torment'
Example sentences containing 'torment'
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In cricket, spin can tease and torment batsmen. The Sun (2016)Did he throw himself into the jaws of death to resolve some indescribable inner torment? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The table above is a particular form of mental torment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He suffered two decades of flashbacks and mental torment. The Sun (2009)City teased and tormented the visitors but to no effect. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Workers in the office of the leader of our country calling a helpline because of the mental torment they were experiencing. The Sun (2010)Far more servicemen experience mental torments. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The rest is torment and anguish, from which she seeks to escape by turning inwards. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)What is evident is that for years she was tormented by physical longing for Abelard. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)What kind of reward is 35 quid for mental torment like that? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Is this the body language of the tormented man, back from the war? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The same old monsters surface to be tormented like animals at an Elizabethan fair. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)It was also a well-known remedy for "all pains and torments of the belly. Secrets of the Soil (1990)I feel deep hatred towards him and wish him pain and torment. The Sun (2011)It isn't just the physical pain these guys live with but the mental torment, too. The Sun (2012)It's a wildly inventive film which teases and torments the audience; a genuine one off. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was a tormented, bitter man, who excelled at resentment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)ENGLAND'S batsmen were teased and tormented by a Pakistan bowler playing his first Test since being banned for a misdemeanour. The Sun (2016)But what viewers cannot see is his two years of suffering, which included 100 hours of surgery and mental torment. The Sun (2009)The gambler is given purpose in his (or her) need to place a bet and satisfy the inner craving that torments him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'torment'
British English: torment NOUN
Torment is extreme suffering, usually mental suffering.
After years of turmoil and torment, she is finally at peace.
British English: torment VERB
If something torments you, it causes you extreme mental suffering.
At times the memories returned to torment her.
Definition of torment from the Collins English Dictionary
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