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Definitions of tease:
  • noun:   the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    Example: "He ignored their teases"
  • noun:   someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
  • noun:   a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
  • verb:   ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
  • verb:   harass with persistent criticism or carping
    Example: "The children teased the new teacher"
  • verb:   mock or make fun of playfully
    Example: "The flirting man teased the young woman"
  • verb:   separate the fibers of
    Example: "Tease wool"
  • verb:   disentangle and raise the fibers of
    Example: "Tease wool"
  • verb:   raise the nap of (fabrics)
  • verb:   tear into pieces
    Example: "Tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
  • verb:   annoy persistently
    Example: "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
  • verb:   to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
    Example: "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #67244)

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