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synonyms for play cat and mouse

  • 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
  • put through wringer
  • rub salt in wound
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antonyms for play cat and mouse

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  • aid
  • assist
  • assuage
  • calm
  • delight
  • help
  • make happy
  • please
  • relieve
  • soothe
  • comfort
  • commend
  • compliment
  • praise
  • protect
  • reward
  • support
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How to use play cat and mouse in a sentence

I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And Mr. Meadow Mouse often remarked that it had more halls than any other dwelling he had ever seen.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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