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Synonyms for play cat and mouse

verb be or make very upset
  • afflict
  • annoy
  • bedevil
  • bother
  • harass
  • hound
  • hurt
  • irritate
  • mistreat
  • molest
  • nag
  • pester
  • plague
  • smite
  • tease
  • torture
  • vex
  • abuse
  • agonize
  • bait
  • bone
  • break
  • crucify
  • devil
  • distress
  • excruciate
  • harrow
  • harry
  • heckle
  • pain
  • persecute
  • provoke
  • punish
  • rack
  • trouble
  • try
  • worry
  • wring
  • drive bananas
  • drive up the wall
  • give a hard time
  • play cat and mouse
  • put through wringer
  • rub salt in wound

Antonyms for play cat and mouse

  • aid
  • assist
  • assuage
  • calm
  • delight
  • help
  • make happy
  • please
  • relieve
  • soothe
  • comfort
  • commend
  • compliment
  • praise
  • protect
  • reward
  • support
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to play cat and mouse

torment

verb. be or make very upset

tormented

verb. be or make very upset
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.