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teased, past tense; teased, past participle; teases, 3rd person singular present; teasing, present participle;
  1. Make fun of or attempt to provoke (a person or animal) in a playful way
    • - Brenda teased her father about the powerboat that he bought but seldom used
    • - she was just teasing
    • - “Think you're clever, don't you?” she teased
  2. Tempt (someone) sexually with no intention of satisfying the desire aroused

  3. Gently pull or comb (something tangled, esp. wool or hair) into separate strands
    • - she was teasing out the curls into her usual hairstyle
  4. Find something out from a mass of irrelevant information
    • - a historian who tries to tease out the truth
  5. Comb (hair) in the reverse direction of its natural growth in order to make it appear fuller

  6. Comb (the surface of woven cloth) to raise a nap

  1. A person who makes fun of someone playfully or unkindly

  2. A person who tempts someone sexually with no intention of satisfying the desire aroused

  3. An act of making fun of or tempting someone
    • - she couldn't resist a gentle tease

  1. annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
  2. someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
  3. coquette: a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
  4. 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. 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. 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. tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
  8. raise the nap of (fabrics)
  9. disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
  10. mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"
  11. ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
  12. (teased) feeling mild pleasurable excitement
  13. (teasing) mocking: playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
  14. Tease was a limited edition EP by Piano Overlord.
  15. Actress Lisa Rinna is the host of Oxygen Network's Tease, airing since 2007. Known to television audiences from her starring roles on Dancing with the Stars, Soap Talk, Melrose Place and Days of our Lives, Emmy-nominated Rinna is also recognizable for her signature layered hairstyle. ...
  16. Teasing is a word with many meanings. In human interactions, teasing comes in two major forms, playful and hurtful. When teasing is playful and friendly, and especially when it is reciprocal, teasing can be regarded as flirting. ...
  17. One who teases; A single act of teasing; A cock tease; an exotic dancer; a stripper; To separate the fibres of a fibrous material; To comb (originally with teasels) so that the fibres all lie in one direction; To back-comb; To poke fun at; To provoke or disturb by annoying remarks and other ...
  18. (teasing) The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of
  19. (Teasing) USE Sexual behaviour
  20. (Teasing) To find yourself teasing any person while dreaming, denotes that you will be loved and sought after because of your cheerful and amiable manners. Your business will be eventually successful. To dream of being teased, denotes that you will win the love of merry and well-to-do persons. ...
  21. (teasing) The stallion in the presence of the mare to see if she will mate.
  22. a promo which doesn’t give away the kernel of the story. “This man has committed no crime, but he’s wanted across Canada. We’ll have his story…later on the show.”
  23. brief phrase spoken by the anchor immediately before playing a spot or going to traffic (or some other interruption of the newscast) to tell the listener about a story coming up later; the tease should intrigue the listener without either misrepresenting the story or revealing it entirely
  24. Material promoting a story which ‘teases’ the reader or listener by hinting at but not revealing the real story, e.g. ‘The story of a man who’d afraid of flowers. We find out why later in the program.’
  25. to bother or annoy by joking or mocking talk, playful fooling, etc.