What does tease mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teaser, annoyer, vexer(noun)

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

  2. coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser(noun)

    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

  3. tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization(verb)

    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"

  4. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer(verb)

    annoy persistently

    "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

  5. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(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"

  6. tease(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. tease(verb)

    tear into pieces

    "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"

  8. tease(verb)

    raise the nap of (fabrics)

  9. tease, tease apart, loosen(verb)

    disentangle and raise the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  10. tease, card(verb)

    separate the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  11. tease(verb)

    mock or make fun of playfully

    "the flirting man teased the young woman"

  12. tease, fluff(verb)

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

Wiktionary

  1. tease(Noun)

    One who teases.

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  2. tease(Noun)

    A single act of teasing.

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  3. tease(Noun)

    A cock tease; an exotic dancer; a stripper.

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  4. tease(Verb)

    To separate the fibres of a fibrous material

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  5. tease(Verb)

    To comb (originally with teasels) so that the fibres all lie in one direction

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  6. tease(Verb)

    To back-comb

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  7. tease(Verb)

    To poke fun at.

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  8. tease(Verb)

    To provoke or disturb by annoying remarks and other annoyances.

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

  9. tease(Verb)

    To entice, to tempt.

    Etymology: From tesen, from tæsan, from taisijanan, from dāy-. Cognate with tezen, tæse. Related to touse, tose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tease(verb)

    to comb or card, as wool or flax

  2. Tease(verb)

    to stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel

  3. Tease(verb)

    to tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments

  4. Tease(verb)

    to vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague

  5. Tease(noun)

    one who teases or plagues

Freebase

  1. Tease

    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. Each Tease episode features two up-and-coming hair stylists as they face-off in an exciting Olympics-style tournament. The aspiring stylists put their skills to the tress test in front of a panel of expert judges: hairstylist Peter Ishkhans, model Roshumba Williams and agent Frank Moore. The aspiring stylists compete for a chance at the supreme challenge – a one-on-one battle with one of three high-profile master stylists, Clyde Haygood, Stephanie Hobgood and Kim Vo. Should the aspiring stylist surpass the expertise of a hair pro, his or her photo is hung on the Tease hair wall of fame and he or she receives the “silver scissors”, the crowning symbol of a styling victory. Each episode includes a themed timed challenge designed to push the stylists’ skills to the limit. The challenges in the 2007 season include: Ep#1 Celeb Look-alike Ep#2 Long to Short Ep#3 Blondes Have More Fun Ep#4 Identical Twins Ep#5 Rock n' Roll Hair Ep#6 Avant Garde

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tease

    tēz, v.t. to comb or card, as wool: to scratch, as cloth: to raise a nap: to vex with importunity, jests, &c.: to torment, irritate.—n. one who teases or torments.—n. Teas′er, one who teases out anything: the stoker of a glass-works furnace.—adj. Teas′ing, vexatious.—adv. Teas′ingly. [A.S. tǽsan, to pluck; Dut. teezen, Ger. zeisen.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tease in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tease in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We admire and love those people who constantly tease us, but we are doubtful of those who show us too much love.

  2. Neil Murphy:

    A lot more research is needed to tease apart what it is in coffee that might be having these effects.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Cupid is a squint sniper 2. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 3. A person is not a person, but only another figure. Look at your prison number. These are not numbers on the shirt, but your name. 4. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that stores unique knowledge. 5. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 6. A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them. 7. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 8. Many people have a love with late ignition. 9. Conclusions - these are human tests, that is, blood, urine and feces. They give out a piece of paper that shows which psychological diseases you are sick with. 10. The corpse of truth, is located somewhere at the bottom of the ocean. 11. Because of slang, jargon and swear words. Words will turn into sounds and letters. 12. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 13. The enemy rules you with your anger. 14. The gloom of loneliness will give either holiness or madness. 15. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Awakening in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 16. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 17. Never confuse truth with opinion. 18. Everyone is drunk by his own madness. 19. If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is people's sympathy, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 20. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 21. Never listen, and never react to someone who does not know and does not understand you. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them.

  5. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    I was living in pleasure... Till I stumbled upon some peace. And then my Master questioned... And a little did he tease: Are you just living to die? Or will you go on a quest to find out ‘Who am I?’

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  • يغيظArabic
  • pentinarCatalan, Valencian
  • škádlit, vtipálekCzech
  • drillepind, drilleDanish
  • kämmen, hänseln, auf den Arm nehmen, verführen, aufziehen, reizen, provozieren, hecheln, necken, verarschenGerman
  • provocar, molestar, incitar, cardar, peinar, embromar, burlarse, tentar, tomar el pelo, alborotarSpanish
  • کسی را دست انداختنPersian
  • härnätä, viekoitella, vietellä, kiusoitella, ärsyttää, kiusata, houkutellaFinnish
  • taquinerFrench
  • tarraing àScottish Gaelic
  • चिढ़ानाHindi
  • bosszant, ugratHungarian
  • menggodaIndonesian
  • burlarsi, tentare, sedurre, cardare, pettinare, provocare, stuzzicareItalian
  • לְהַקְנִיטHebrew
  • からかう, ちょっかいを出す, 誘うJapanese
  • ಕೀಟಲೆ ಮಾಡುKannada
  • 찍접거리다, 놀리다Korean
  • VEXOLatin
  • за́кача, прима́мува, задева, за́дева, закачаMacedonian
  • കളിയാക്കുകMalayalam
  • plagenDutch
  • plageNorwegian
  • droczyć sięPolish
  • cardar, tirar sarro, irritar, tentar, seduzir, pentear, caçoar, zombar, provocar, provocaçãoPortuguese
  • şicanaRomanian
  • чеса́ть, начёсывать, поддра́знивать, провоци́ровать, зама́нивать, дразни́ть, надоеда́ть, мани́ть, дразнитьRussian
  • zadirkivati, provocirati, izazivatiSerbo-Croatian
  • reta, karda, kammaSwedish
  • கேலிTamil
  • బాధించటంTelugu
  • แซวThai
  • kızdırmakTurkish
  • چڑھاوUrdu
  • trêu chọcVietnamese
  • טיזYiddish
  • Chinese

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