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. George Schlatter:

    He could tease presidents and first ladies. He could say things to Frank Sinatra that no one could say to Sinatra. He could walk in and Frank would start to laugh, if I needed him, he was always there.

  2. Brooke Cucinella:

    We all tease him about his multiple appearances on TV and his celebrity status, but I think this is sort of a return to the core of what he's done for most of his career.

  3. Bryer Schmegelsky:

    Bryer Schmegelsky was Bryer Schmegelsky. I never get to hug Bryer Schmegelsky again. I never get to tease Bryer Schmegelsky again. I never get to spend a minute with Bryer Schmegelsky again, a lot of parents know how I feel right now.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

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

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

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

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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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