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Dictionary definition for: Tease

1. (n) someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

2. (v) annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

3. (n) a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) 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. (v) tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"

8. (v) raise the nap of (fabrics)

9. (v) disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"

10. (v) separate the fibers of; "tease wool"

11. (v) mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"

12. (v) ruffle (one''s hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

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