HyperDic: tease

English > 12 senses of the word tease:
VERBemotiontease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguerannoy persistently
communicationtease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideharass with persistent criticism or carping
emotionteaseto arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
contactteasetear into pieces
contactteaseraise the nap of (fabrics)
contacttease, tease apart, loosendisentangle and raise the fibers of
contacttease, cardseparate the fibers of
communicationteasemock or make fun of playfully
bodytease, fluffruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
NOUNperson tease, teaser, annoyer, vexersomeone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
person tease, coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, prickteasera seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
acttease, teasing, ribbing, tantalizationthe act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)
tease > pronunciation
Soundstiy'z
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > tease: 12 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity).
Synonymsteaser, annoyer, vexer
Broaderunwelcome person, persona non grataA person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
Spanishbromista, burlón, chunguero, ganso
Verbsteaseharass with persistent criticism or carping
teaseannoy persistently
English > tease: 12 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.
Synonymscoquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, prickteaser
Broaderwoman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishcoqueta, mujer fatal, seductora, vamper, vampiresa
Catalancoqueta, seductora, vampiressa
Verbsteasemock or make fun of playfully
teaseto arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
English > tease: 12 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances.
Example"he ignored their teases"
Synonymsteasing, ribbing, tantalization
Broaderharassment, molestationThe act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks / attacks and criticism
Spanishburla, vacile
Catalanprovocar, vacil·lar
Verbsteaseharass with persistent criticism or carping
teaseannoy persistently
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningannoy persistently.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot tease Sue
Example"The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
Synonymsbadger, pester, bug, beleaguer
Broadertorment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustratetreat cruelly
Spanishacosar, atormentar, burlar, hostigar, importunar, joder, jorobar, molestar
Catalanassetjar, atabuixar, burlar, cansar, empaitar, esgotar, fastiguejar, fatigar, molestar
Nounsteasethe act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)
tease, teasersomeone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningharass with persistent criticism or carping.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The children teased the new teacher"
Synonymsrazz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride
Narrowerjeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibelaugh at with contempt and derision
kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banterBe silly or tease one another
Broadermock, bemocktreat with contempt
Spanishbefarse, burlarse, burlar, cachondearse, chancearse, chotearse, chungearse, mofarse, molestar, pitorrearse, recochinearse, tomar el pelo
Catalanamoïnar, burlar, fastidiar, fastiguejar, molestar, tantalitzar
Nounstease, teasingthe act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)
tease, teasersomeone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningTo arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"
Entailsarouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upstimulate sexually
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
Broadermanipulate, keep in line, controlControl (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
Spanishburlar, engañar, tomar el pelo
Catalanamoïnar, burlar, fastidiar, fastiguejar, molestar
Nounsteasea seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningtear into pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
Broadershred, tear up, rip uptear into shreds
Spanishdespedazar
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningRaise the nap of (fabrics) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Entailsbrushrub with a brush, or as if with a brush
Broaderchange surfaceUndergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Spanishcardar
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningdisentangle and raise the fibers of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tease wool"
Synonymstease apart, loosen
Broaderdisentangle, unsnarl, straighten outextricate from entanglement
Spanishaflojar, desatar, soltar
Catalanafluixar, deixar anar, deslligar, soltar
Nounsteasera device for teasing wool
teasera worker who teases wool
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningseparate the fibers of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"tease wool"
Synonymcard
Broaderseparatedivide into components or constituents
Spanishcardar, peinar
Catalancardar
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 8, communication
Meaningmock or make fun of playfully.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"the flirting man teased the young woman"
Broaderridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke funsubject to laughter or ridicule
Spanishtomar el pelo
Nounsteasea seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
teasersomeone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
English > tease: 12 senses > verb 9, body
Meaningruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey tease their hair
Synonymfluff
Broadercomb, comb out, disentanglesmoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
Spanishencrespar
Nounsteasingthe act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

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