英 美 ['tæntəlaɪz]
- vt. 逗弄；使干着急
- vi. 逗弄人；令人干着急
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2. Tantalus: 宙斯之子，与人间二奶所生，所以他很自卑，很自负，他煮了自己的儿子给大家吃，被惩罚，饿时，苹果就跳上去，不能满足生存的欲望.
来自拉丁语 Tantalus,来自希腊语 Tantalos,古希腊神话中的人物，传说中为古希腊城邦 Phrygia 国王，宙斯在凡间的私生子，恃宠而骄，蔑视诸神，为检验诸神是否如传说中一样能未卜先 知，将自己儿子杀死做成一桌菜款待诸神，诸神识破后为对他进行惩罚，将其绑在一池深水 的铁链上，水波刚好够到他的下巴，低头要喝水，水即流走，鲜果悬荡在其额头，仰头要吃 水果，果枝即晃走。因其引申该词义。
- tantalize:  The verb tantalize was inspired by the sad story of Tantalus, a mythical king of Phrygia in the ancient world. He had displeased the gods in some way (versions differ as to how, the commonest being that he had stolen their food), and as a punishment he was condemned to stand for ever in water up to his chin, while overhead hung boughs laden with fruit: whenever he stooped to drink, the water disappeared, and when he tried to reach the fruit, the wind blew it away. The term tantalus, coined in the 19th century for a lockable decanter stand whose contents can be seen but not got at, preserves the same idea.
- tantalize (v.)
- 1590s, with -ize + Latin Tantalus, from Greek Tantalos, king of Phrygia, son of Zeus, father of Pelops and Niobe, punished in the afterlife (for an offense variously given) by being made to stand in a river up to his chin, under branches laden with fruit, all of which withdrew from his reach whenever he tried to eat or drink. His story was known to Chaucer (c. 1369). Related: Tantalized; tantalizing; tantalizingly; tantalization.
- 1. The boy would come into the room and tantalize the dog with his feed.
- 2. Give the dog the bone do not tantalize him.
- 3. Give the dog the bone don't tantalize him.
- 4. They make use the opportunity and tantalize the appetite by pointing the difficulty of satisfaction.
- 5. It's not her purpose to tantalize that guy, he is too bananas, not her type.
- 她并非要招惹那男人, 他太疯不是她要的型.
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