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Verb: tantalise  'tan-tu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: tantalize)
  1. Excite or tease by presenting or offering something desirable, esp. when it is unobtainable
    "he also was tantalised by glimpses of the real world of espionage";
    - tantalize

Derived forms: tantalised, tantalising, tantalises