- (obsolete) A catapult or other kind of war-engine.
- Torture, originally as inflicted by an instrument of torture.
- Any extreme pain, anguish or misery, either physical or mental.
- He was bitter from the torments of the divorce system.
- See also Thesaurus:pain
- French: tourment
- German: Qual
- Italian: cruccio, tormento, tarlo
- Portuguese: tormento
- Russian: муче́ние
- Spanish: tormento
torment (torments, present participle tormenting; past and past participle tormented)
- (transitive) To cause severe suffering to (stronger than to vex but weaker than to torture.)
- The child tormented the flies by pulling their wings off.
- 2013, Phil McNulty, "Man City 4-1 Man Utd ↗", BBC Sport, 22 September 2013:
- Moyes, who never won a derby at Liverpool in 11 years as Everton manager, did not find the Etihad any more forgiving as City picked United apart in midfield, where Toure looked in a different class to United's £27.5m new boy Marouane Fellaini, and in defence as Aguero tormented Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
- French: tourmenter
- German: quälen, peinigen
- Italian: tormentare, martoriare, torturare, affliggere, angustiare
- Portuguese: judiar, maltratar, atormentar
- Russian: му́чить
- Spanish: atormentar