If someone helped me (financially or any kind of assistance) and when it comes to any disagreement, he starts to remind me of his help and brag about it.

Which verb that describes this situation where the subject is "someone" and the object is "me "?

Here is an imaginary conversation:

Him: Don't forget that I once helped you.
Me: You keep repeating this day after day. Stop _____ me.

What should I add in the space?

  • Your question's title talks about insult but in the details you mention bragging. Which is it?
    – vickyace
    Apr 9, 2017 at 7:14
  • I mean bragging about his help in the negative sense .
    – israa wael
    Apr 9, 2017 at 7:22
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    I would have to think about a single word, but there is a common expression, "throwing it in your face" or "throwing it back in your face" which describes that action.
    – fixer1234
    Apr 9, 2017 at 7:25
  • You got me wrong sir . May be because i didn't give a clear example. Here is an imaginary conversation him: don't forget that i once helped you . me: you keep repeating this day after day .Stop ....... me. What should i add in the space ?
    – israa wael
    Apr 9, 2017 at 7:27
  • You can use brag here. It makes perfect sense. He has something to brag about,which is him helping you out. Look up synonyms for brag. If you're not satisfied, come back here.
    – vickyace
    Apr 9, 2017 at 7:32

3 Answers 3


Guilt-trip (MWD)

to cause feelings of guilt in guilt-tripped them into helping


Him: Don't forget that I once helped you.
Me: You keep repeating this day after day. Stop guilt-tripping me.


To snub is a verb that comes to mind. This is a bit more subtle than "Throw sth. back in someone's face" (or "Throw sth. back at someone"), meaning to 'ignore someone's efforts' rather than to verbally reject them (or literally throw a gift back at someone ;-) ). It can also have a more general meaning of 'to ignore (someone) out of disdain or assumed superiority'.


To give a cold shoulder could be the word you are looking for in this scenario. It seems slightly informal but does work.

  • A reference would be helpful; also the phrase doesn't fit in the OP's template. Are you sure it's responsive to the question?
    – Xanne
    Apr 14, 2017 at 2:13

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