Definitions for tease

Definitions for (noun) tease

Main entry: ribbing, tantalization, tease, teasing

Definition: the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances

Usage: he ignored their teases; his ribbing was gentle but persistent

Main entry: coquette, tease, minx, flirt, prickteaser, vamp, vamper

Definition: a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

Main entry: tease, teaser, annoyer, vexer

Definition: someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

Definitions for (verb) tease

Main entry: fluff, tease

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

Main entry: ride, rag, rally, razz, bait, twit, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, cod

Definition: harass with persistent criticism or carping

Usage: 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

Main entry: tease

Definition: mock or make fun of playfully

Usage: the flirting man teased the young woman

Main entry: tease, card

Definition: separate the fibers of

Usage: tease wool

Main entry: tease, tease apart, loosen

Definition: disentangle and raise the fibers of

Usage: tease wool

Main entry: tease

Definition: raise the nap of (fabrics)

Main entry: tease

Definition: tear into pieces

Usage: tease tissue for microscopic examinations

Main entry: beleaguer, badger, bug, pester, tease

Definition: annoy persistently

Usage: The children teased the boy because of his stammer

Main entry: tease

Definition: to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them

Usage: The advertisement is intended to tease the customers; She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior

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