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TEASE





Definition:

  1. [noun] someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    Synonyms: annoyer, vexer

  2. [noun] a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    Synonyms: coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, prickr

  3. [noun] the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"
    Synonyms: teasing, ribbing

  4. [verb] annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
    Synonyms: badger, pester, bug, beleaguer

  5. [verb] harass with persistent criticism or carping; "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"
    Synonyms: razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride

  6. [verb] to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"

  7. [verb] tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"

  8. [verb] raise the nap of (fabrics)

  9. [verb] disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
    Synonyms: apart, loosen

  10. [verb] separate the fibers of; "tease wool"
    Synonyms: card

  11. [verb] mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"

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

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