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Tease

Pronunciation: tēz
v. t.1.To comb or card, as wool or flax.
[imp. & p. p. Teased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Teasing.]
2.To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.
3.(Anat.) To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.
4.To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague.
Tease tenon
(Joinery) a long tenon at the top of a post to receive two beams crossing each other one above the other.
n.1.One who teases or plagues.
Noun1.tease - someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
Synonyms: annoyer, vexer, teaser
2.tease - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
3.tease - 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
Verb1.tease - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
Synonyms: badger, beleaguer, bug, pester
2.tease - 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"
3.tease - 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"
4.tease - tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
5.tease - raise the nap of (fabrics)
6.tease - disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
Synonyms: tease apart, loosen
7.tease - separate the fibers of; "tease wool"
Synonyms: card
8.tease - mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"
9.tease - ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
Synonyms: fluff
Artful Dodger, Casanova, Don Juan, Machiavel, Machiavelli, Machiavellian, actor, annoyer, appeal, apply pressure, attract, badgerer, baffle, bafflement, bait, balk, bamboozler, banter, be at, be attractive, beckon, bedevil, befuddler, beguiler, beleaguer, beset, besiege, betrayed hope, bilk, blandish, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, bristle, brown off, buffet, bug, bully, bullyrag, burn up, buttonhole, cajole, cast down, chaff, charmer, chivy, coax, comedown, counterfeiter, cross, cruel disappointment, dash, dashed hope, deceiver, defeat, defeat expectation, deluder, devil, disappoint, disappointment, discomfiture, discompose, disillusion, disillusionment, dissatisfaction, dissatisfy, dissembler, dissimulator, distemper, dodger, dog, double-dealer, drive mad, dun, duper, enchanter, engage, entrancer, exasperate, exercise, exert pressure, failure, faker, fallen countenance, fash, fetch, fiasco, fizzle, foil, foiling, fooler, forger, forlorn hope, frustrate, frustration, gay deceiver, get, gnaw, goad, gripe, guy, harasser, harrier, haze, heckle, heckler, hector, hoaxer, hope deferred, hound, hypnotizer, importune, interest, invite, irk, jape, jest, jilt, jilter, jive, joke, joker, jokester, jolly, josh, kid, kidder, leg-puller, let down, letdown, manipulate, mesmerizer, miff, mirage, misleader, molest, nag at, needle, nettle, nudnik, nudzh, peeve, persecute, persecutor, pest, pesterer, pick on, pique, plagiarist, plagiarizer, plaguer, playactor, pluck the beard, ply, pother, practical joker, press, pressure, provoke, push, put on, rag, ragger, rally, razz, rib, ride, rile, roast, roil, role-player, ruffle, sadist, seducer, setback, sore disappointment, spoofer, summon, tantalization, teaser, tempt, thwart, tickle, titillate, torment, tormentor, try the patience, tweak the nose, twit, urge, wheedle, whet the appetite, winkle, work, work on
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Tearful
tearfully
tearfulness
teargas
tearing
tearing down
tearjerker
Tearless
tearoom
Tearpit
tears
Tears of St. Lawrence
Tears of wine
Teary
teary-eyed
Teasdale
-- Tease --
tease apart
Tease tenon
teased
Teasel
Teasel frame
Teaseler
Teaseling
Teaser
teashop
teasing
teasingly
Teasle
Teaspoon
Teaspoonful
Teat
Teated
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