Tease out - definition of tease out by The Free Dictionary
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(tr, adverb) to extract (information) with difficulty
vt sep (fig) significant factors etc
; to tease something out of something
→ etw aus etw herauspusseln (inf)
; he managed to tease the information out of her
→ er hat ihr die Auskunft abgelockt
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This is a critical year in the Olympic cycle and the Chief Coaches, Paul Thompson and Jurgen Grobler, are aiming to win medals but also to tease out
our longer-term strengths".
But it will rank as a shock of Simcock can't tease out
further progress from a horse having just the sixth racecourse outing of his life, and Cafe Society has strong claims.
Dillon, and director Chris Darwin, aim to tease out
the emotions of an evening which started so well and ended so disastrously.