Definition of 'tease'
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She teases apart privilege from power more finely than a philosophy textbook. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The make-up was plastered on and her hair teased and combed to make her look years older. The Sun (2017)Once cool, release and tease hair with your fingers. The Sun (2016)It's very important to tease those two apart. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm tempted to join in and post a pic on Twitter just to tease him. The Sun (2017)We both get teased about our hair. The Sun (2011)What have you got left to tease us about now? The Sun (2013)Will he get teased at nursery school? Stammering in Young Children (1988)We were told he just loves to tease tourists. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He teased her about always wearing bright red lipstick in the desert. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My older brother and my twin brother tease me as well. The Sun (2006)There was lots of laughing and teasing and they were taking endless selfies. The Sun (2014)The tall ones spend half their time teasing the short one for being short. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All this needs to be teased apart and managed sensitively. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They had been teasing him mercilessly about his unkempt ginger barnet. The Sun (2009)Car companies are always teasing us with these hybrids. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And those who laugh off teasing risk making it worse. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That proved to be wrong and she still teases me about it! Times, Sunday Times (2008)And colleagues also teased him for still using a superheroes duvet cover he had owned since he was eight. The Sun (2015)Campbell-Ryce tormented the Dons with a stream of teasing crosses. The Sun (2014)After a while, we began to flirt and tease but we were always very discreet. The Sun (2007)Many red-haired people have been cruelly teased about their hair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is also a tease. Times, Sunday Times (2010)FOR years, he has delighted in teasing his older brother about his hair loss. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'tease'
British English: tease /tiːz/ VERB
To tease someone means to laugh at them or make jokes about them in order to embarrass, annoy, or upset them.
`You must be expecting a young man,' she teased.
- American English: tease
- Arabic: يَسْخَرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: importunar
- Chinese: 戏弄
- Croatian: zadirkivati
- Czech: škádlit
- Danish: drille
- Dutch: plagen
- European Spanish: tomar el pelo
- Finnish: kiusata härnätä
- French: taquiner
- German: necken
- Greek: περιπαίζω
- Italian: prendere in giro
- Japanese: からかう
- Korean: (사람, 짐승을) (...의 일로)놀리다
- Norwegian: erte
- Polish: dokuczyć
- European Portuguese: provocar
- Romanian: a necăji
- Russian: дразнить
- Spanish: tomar el pelo
- Swedish: reta
- Thai: หยอกล้อ
- Turkish: kızdırmak
- Ukrainian: дражнити
- Vietnamese: trêu chọc
Definition of tease from the Collins English Dictionary
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