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Pidginboy

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India-Local dialect
If you do something to a living creature like pricking its body with a thorn or a pin, it will cry and wail. In other words, you give pain to it to make it cry ; when it wails or yelps, you feel gratified ( sadistic pleasure). What is that act of making others weep called? ( Sorry, Moderators, since my previous thread on this went down to the bottom of the thread pile, and unnoticed, I could help posting it again.)
 
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  • Pidginboy

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    India-Local dialect
    If you don't feed your pet dog for quite long, it will wail. I am afraid if it can not be called 'hurting'. "Causing pain' may work to some degree, I feel.

    Black Opal PMed me, stating that it is giving distress. I thank him a lot.
     
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    sasako

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    German
    Maybe, "to cause suffering".
    If you don´t feed your dog for a long time, you cause him suffering.

    ...but this is only guesswork, I am not a native speaker.
     
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