What does tease mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teaser, annoyer, vexernoun

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

  2. coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteasernoun

    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

  3. tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalizationverb

    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, beleaguerverb

    annoy persistently

    "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

  5. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideverb

    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. teaseverb

    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. teaseverb

    tear into pieces

    "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"

  8. teaseverb

    raise the nap of (fabrics)

  9. tease, tease apart, loosenverb

    disentangle and raise the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  10. tease, cardverb

    separate the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  11. teaseverb

    mock or make fun of playfully

    "the flirting man teased the young woman"

  12. tease, fluffverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. teasenoun

    One who teases.

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

  2. teasenoun

    A single act of teasing.

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

  3. teasenoun

    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. teaseverb

    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. teaseverb

    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. teaseverb

    To back-comb

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

  7. teaseverb

    To poke fun at.

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

  8. teaseverb

    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. teaseverb

    To entice, to tempt.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teaseverb

    to comb or card, as wool or flax

  2. Teaseverb

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

  3. Teaseverb

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

  4. Teaseverb

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

  5. Teasenoun

    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. Christian Yates:

    What we've been able to tease out from the mathematical model is it's not necessarily that these cells are migrating in a directed way, actually these cells are diffusing, there's no direction to their migration. It's like when you put a drop of milk into a cup of coffee that you haven't stirred. Eventually that milk will be spread evenly throughout your coffee, and these cells are doing the same sort of thing - they're moving in an undirected manner and eventually, slowly, they manage to fully colonize the skin of this animal.

  2. Matija Cuk:

    But that fact allows us to use computer simulations to tease out the history of Saturn’s inner moons, doing so, we find that they were most likely born during the most recent 2 percent of the planet’s history. Related : Saturn's largest moon Titan is bursting with color Researchers had long thought Saturn’s rings were as old as the planet itself. But that thinking changed in 2012, when French astronomers found that tidal effects – the gravitational interaction of the inner moons with fluids deep in Saturn’s interior – are causing them to spiral to larger orbital radii comparatively quickly. The implication, given their present positions, is that these moons, and presumably the rings, are not so old. That still did n’t answer exactly when they were born. Cuk and his team turned to results from NASA’s Cassini mission, which has observed ice geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Assuming that the energy powering these geysers comes directly from tidal interactions and that Enceladus ’ level of geothermal activity is more or less constant, then the tides within Saturn are quite strong. According to the team’s analysis, these would move the satellite by the small amount indicated by the simulations in only about 100 million years. Related : Cassini probe takes' cosmic bulls-eye' of Saturn moons Enceladus, Tethys This would date the formation of the major moons of Saturn, with the exception of more distant Titan and Iapetus, to the relatively recent Cretaceous Period, the era of the dinosaurs.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

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

  4. Matija Cuk:

    Moons are always changing their orbits.That’s inevitable, but that fact allows us to use computer simulations to tease out the history of Saturn’s inner moons.

  5. 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.

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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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