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Definition 1: the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances - [noun denoting act]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ignored their teases
  • his ribbing was gentle but persistent

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

Definition 2: someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome

Definition 3: a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

Definition 4: ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect - [verb of body]

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

"comb your hair before dinner" "comb the wool"

Definition 5: harass with persistent criticism or carping - [verb of communication]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of tease ) laugh at with contempt and derision

"The crowd jeered at the speaker"

(... is a kind of tease ) be silly or tease one another

"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

Definition 6: mock or make fun of playfully - [verb of communication]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the flirting man teased the young woman

(tease is a kind of ...) subject to laughter or ridicule

"The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house" "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher" "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"

Definition 7: separate the fibers of - [verb of contact]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tease wool

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) divide into components or constituents

"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

Definition 8: disentangle and raise the fibers of - [verb of contact]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tease wool

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) extricate from entanglement

"Can you disentangle the cord?"

Definition 9: raise the nap of (fabrics) - [verb of contact]

(tease is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(tease implies ...) rub with a brush, or as if with a brush

"Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"

Definition 10: tear into pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tease tissue for microscopic examinations

(tease is a kind of ...) tear into shreds

Definition 11: annoy persistently - [verb of emotion]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

Synonyms for tease in the sense of this definition

(tease is a kind of ...) treat cruelly

"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Definition 12: to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them - [verb of emotion]

Samples where tease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The advertisement is intended to tease the customers
  • She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior

(tease is a kind of ...) maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage

"She manipulates her boss" "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up" "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line" "she keeps in line"

(tease implies ...) stimulate sexually

"This movie usually arouses the male audience"

(tease implies ...) fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

"Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"

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