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Tease meaning

tease - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. ruffle ( one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
  2. 2. mock or make fun of playfully; " the flirting man teased the young woman"
  3. 3. separate the fibers of; " tease wool"
  4. 4. 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"
  5. 5. To comb or card, as wool or flax.
  6. 6. To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.
  7. 7. To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.
  8. 8. To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague.
  9. 9. One who teases or plagues.
  10. 10. To comb or card; to vex; plague.

tease - examples of usage

  1. Bill began to talk to him, and, I suppose, just to tease him, started on his favorite line about what nonsense it all was. - "Jane Lends A Hand", Shirley Watkins.
  2. The good doctor looked around, smiled, greeted several ladies of his acquaintance as if he were witnessing a private strip- tease of their souls, and then came directly up to the platform. - "The Model of a Judge", William Morrison.
  3. She began to tease. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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