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tease

tease - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tease

Definition
(noun) someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
Synonyms : annoyer , teaser , vexer

Definition
(noun) a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
Synonyms : coquette , flirt , minx , prickteaser , vamp , vamper

Definition
(noun) the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
Synonyms : ribbing , tantalization , teasing
Example Sentence
  • he ignored their teases
  • his ribbing was gentle but persistent

Definition
(verb) annoy persistently
Synonyms : badger , beleaguer , bug , pester
Example Sentence
  • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

Definition
(verb) harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms : bait , cod , rag , rally , razz , ride , tantalise , tantalize , taunt , twit
Example Sentence
  • The children teased the new teacher
  • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
  • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Definition
(verb) to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
Example Sentence
  • The advertisement is intended to tease the customers
  • She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior

Definition
(verb) tear into pieces
Example Sentence
  • tease tissue for microscopic examinations

Definition
(verb) raise the nap of (fabrics)
Definition
(verb) disentangle and raise the fibers of
Synonyms : loosen , tease apart
Example Sentence
  • tease wool

Definition
(verb) separate the fibers of
Synonyms : card
Example Sentence
  • tease wool

Definition
(verb) mock or make fun of playfully
Example Sentence
  • the flirting man teased the young woman

Definition
(verb) ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
Synonyms : fluff

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