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Thursday, September 1, 2011

tease definition

 tease [ˈtiːz]

To tease someone: means to laugh at them or make jokes about them in order to embarrass, annoy, or upset them. 
Example: I was only teasing.

n- count: If you refer to someone as a tease, you mean that they like laughing at people or making jokes about them.  

Example: Do not be such a tease.

Tease- noun: someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity).

Tease out- phrasal verb: If you tease out information or a solution, you succeed in obtaining it even though this is difficult.  

Vocabulary keywords: tease, tase out, meaning, such a tease, laughing, jokes, succeed, annoy, though.

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