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  • n  someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
  • n  a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
  • n  the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    he ignored their teases
  • v  annoy persistently
    The children teased the boy because of his stammer
  • v  harass with persistent criticism or carping
    The children teased the new teacher
  • v  to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
    The advertisement is intended to tease the customers
  • v  tear into pieces
    tease tissue for microscopic examinations
  • v  raise the nap of (fabrics)
  • v  disentangle and raise the fibers of
    tease wool
  • v  separate the fibers of
    tease wool
  • v  mock or make fun of playfully
    the flirting man teased the young woman
  • v  ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

  • It was a final teasea sick joke, reallyfor when Chan came out she found his body on the pavement.
  • The initial tease for Baekeland "Doc Baekeland" to many was the rising cost of shellac.
  • He did for Platon, who was able to tease out of the President a fact that several journalists could not.
News & Articles

  • Indie rock band Parquet Courts brings jangly, propulsive fun back to genre
    The loose, lanky tease of '90s indie music has largely been stripped from the genre since its heyday, replaced by painfully twee folk-pop and nebulous psychedelic experiments heralded by crushing volume.
    June 14, 2013 - Denver Post
  • A peek behind the curtain at the trailers gamers see at E3
    If you've been watching the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week, you've probably seen a lot of sleek trailers for upcoming video games. Many game developers use E3 to tease gameplay footage in order to give gamers an early glimpse of what a highly anticipated game like "The Division" or "Titanfall" will actually look like in action. But as the kerfuffle over Sega and Gearbox's eagerly ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Sony Mobile event invites tease sizable surprise, could mean Xperia Z Ultra
    Several French sites report receiving invites (shown above) to a Sony Mobile press event promising a surprise of size while showing off a device's slender side profile and a stylus. The reference could be a teaser for the rumored Xperia Z Ultra, believed to be a Sony competitor to the Galaxy Notes of the world featuring a 6.44-inch 1080p display and possibly a Snapdragon 800 CPU inside. The ...
    June 13, 2013 - Engadget

  • Donovan McNabb in SportingNews.com
    If a question is asked, I'm going to answer it,McNabb said. "I didn't bring it up. The interview wasn't about black-white issues, it was about my life. I didn't do the interview 30 minutes after the game. The tease everybody has seen, they...
  • Allen Iverson in SI.com
    It's kind of a tease,Iverson said. "It's tough thinking those guys are going to be out so long. I've never been on a team this good ever in my life."
  • Christina Aguilera in Times of India
    The whole idea of burlesque has always intrigued me. The art of the tease, the dance, beautiful women - need I say more,she added.

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