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heck·le

heckle

 
 
pronunciation:
he kl
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: heckles, heckling, heckled
definition: to interrupt (someone) during a public speech or performance with intentionally annoying pr provocative remarks or questions.
Angry members of the audience heckled the speaker so much that he sometimes could not be heard.
similar words:
annoy, badger, bait, bedevil, bother, disrupt, disturb, harass, harry, hassle, hound, interrupt, needle, plague, provoke, taunt, tease, torment
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derivation: heckler (n.)