tease

  • 1 Tease — (t[=e]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Teased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Teasing}.] [AS. t?san to pluck, tease; akin to OD. teesen, MHG. zeisen, Dan. t[ae]se, t[ae]sse. [root]58. Cf. {Touse}.] 1. To comb or card, as wool or flax. Teasing matted wool. Wordsworth …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tease — tease·ment; tease; strip·tease; …

    English syllables

  • 3 tease — [tēz] vt. teased, teasing [ME tesen < OE tæsan, to pull about, pluck, tease, akin to Du teezen < IE * di s < base * dā(i) , to cut apart, divide > TIDE1] 1. a) to separate the fibers of; card or comb (flax, wool, etc.) b) to fluff… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Tease — Tease, n. One who teases or plagues. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Tease — may refer to:* TEASE, an Annual Canadian Educational Alternative Lifestyle Camping Convention * Teasing * Teaser, a gambling term …

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  • 6 tease — ► VERB 1) playfully make fun of or attempt to provoke. 2) tempt sexually. 3) (tease out) find out by searching through a mass of information. 4) gently pull or comb (tangled wool, hair, etc.) into separate strands. 5) archaic comb (the surface of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 tease — index badger, bait (harass), bait (lure), cajole, discompose, harrow, harry ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 tease — *tantalize, pester, plague, harass, harry, *worry, annoy Analogous words: *bait, badger, hector, chivy: importune, adjure, *beg: fret, chafe, gall (see ABRADE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 Tease — To raise a nap on fabrics. To open out a fibrous mass …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 10 tease — [v] aggravate, provoke annoy, badger, bait, banter, be at, bedevil, beleaguer, bother, chaff, devil, disturb, dog*, gibe, give a hard time*, gnaw, goad, harass, harry, hector, importune, jive*, josh, lead on*, mock, needle*, nudge, pester, pick… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 tease — tease1 [ti:z] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(laugh)¦ 2¦(annoy an animal)¦ 3¦(sex)¦ 4¦(hair)¦ Phrasal verbs  tease something<=>out ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: tAsan] 1.) ¦(LAUGH)¦ [I and T] to laugh at someone and make jokes in order to ha …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 tease — [[t]ti͟ːz[/t]] teases, teasing, teased 1) VERB To tease someone means to laugh at them or make jokes about them in order to embarrass, annoy, or upset them. [V n] He told her how the boys in East Poldown had set on him, teasing him... [V n about… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 tease — I UK [tiːz] / US [tɪz] verb Word forms tease : present tense I/you/we/they tease he/she/it teases present participle teasing past tense teased past participle teased * 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to say something to someone in order to have… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 tease — tease1 [ tiz ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to say something to someone in order to have fun by embarrassing or annoying them slightly in a friendly or unkind way: I didn t mean it: I was only teasing. tease someone about… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 tease — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to make jokes and laugh at someone in order to have fun by embarrassing them, either in a friendly way or in an unkind way: Don t get upset, I was only teasing. | tease sb: Kids often tease each other. | tease sb about: I was… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 Tease Me — Infobox Album Name = Tease Me Type = EP Artist = Sneaky Sound System Released = July 18, 2005 Recorded = at Whack on Warners, Bondi Genre = Dance/Electronic Length = Radio Edit: 3:48 Album Version: 3:51 Full CD: 21:09 Label = Whack Records… …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 tease — v. 1) (D; tr.) to tease about (they teased her about her new hairdo) 2) (D; tr.) to tease into (to tease smb. into doing smt.) * * * [tiːz] (D;tr.) to tease about (they teased her about her new hairdo) (D; tr.) to tease into (to tease smb. into… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 tease — 01. The children [teased] the boy because of his stutter. 02. Don t [tease] your little sister about her new haircut; you ll only make her cry. 03. The boys [teased] the young girl about her developing breasts until she punched one kid in the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 tease — {{11}}tease (n.) one who teases, 1852, from TEASE (Cf. tease) (v.). Specifically as short for cock teaser, it was in use by 1976. {{12}}tease (v.) O.E. tæsan pluck, pull apart (fibers of wool, flax, etc.), from W.Gmc. *taisijanan (Cf. Dan. tæse,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 Tease — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Das blonde Biest – Wenn Mutterliebe blind macht Originaltitel: Poison Tease Produktionsland: Kanada, Deutschland, USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2000 Länge: 93 Minuten Originalsprache …

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