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To insult or offend someone

insult

verb

to say or do something offensive

offend

verb

to make someone upset and angry by doing or saying something

wound

verb

to hurt someone’s feelings by doing or saying something unpleasant

shock

verb

to make someone feel embarrassed or offended by saying or doing something offensive or immoral

snub

verb

to insult someone by ignoring them or being rude to them

speak/talk out of turn

to say something that you should not say because you have no right to say it or because it upsets someone

tread/step on someone’s toes

to offend someone by doing something that they should be responsible for or that they have the authority to do

trade blows/insults

if people trade blows or insults, they hit or insult each other

cock a snook at

to deliberately do something that insults someone or that shows a lack of respect for someone or something

stick your tongue out (at someone)

to move your tongue quickly out of your mouth as an insult

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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