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    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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