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to say things that are intended to annoy or insult people, especially sporting opponents or rivals
to say or do something offensive
to make someone upset and angry by doing or saying something
to hurt someone’s feelings by doing or saying something unpleasant
to make someone feel embarrassed or offended by saying or doing something offensive or immoral
to insult someone by ignoring them or being rude to them
to say something that you should not say because you have no right to say it or because it upsets someone
to offend someone by doing something that they should be responsible for or that they have the authority to do
if people trade blows or insults, they hit or insult each other
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a small fish with sharp points along its back that lives in rivers
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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Free thesaurus definition of to insult or offend someone from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.