To vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault, defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood.
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\twit\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. twitted; p. pr. & vb. n. twitting.] [oe. atwiten, as. ?twītan to reproach, blame; ?t at + wītan to reproach, blame; originally, to observe, see, hence, to observe what is wrong (cf. the meanings of e. animadvert; akin to g. verweisen to censure, ohg. firwīzan, goth. traweitan to avenge, l. videre to see. see vision, wit.] to vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault, defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood. this these scoffers twitted the christian with. ?sop minds men of their errors, without twitting them for what is amiss.
1. someone who is regarded as contemptible [syn: twerp, twirp]
2. aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing [syn: taunt, taunting]
v : harass with persistent criticism or carping; "the children teased the new teacher"; "don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "his fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, rally, ride]