- To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner. See Synonyms at ridicule. (verb-transitive)
- To drive or incite (a person) by taunting. (verb-transitive)
- A scornful remark or tirade; a jeer. (noun)
- Nautical Unusually tall. Used of masts. (adjective)
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