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tease

 (tēz)
v. teased, teas·ing, teas·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To make fun of (someone) playfully or taunt annoyingly: was teased by my classmates for being skinny; teased him about driving such a fast car.
b. To say in a playful or mocking way: "But you're too young to get married," he teased.
c. To provoke or irritate, as with physical movements: teased the cat by dangling a string in its face.
d. To arouse sexual desire in (someone) deliberately with no intention of having sex.
e. To urge persistently; coax: teased their mother to let them stay up late.
2.
a. To disentangle and dress the fibers of (wool, for example).
b. To ruffle (the hair) by combing from the ends toward the scalp for an airy, full effect.
c. To raise the nap of (cloth) by dressing, as with a fuller's teasel.
d. To cut (tissue, for example) into pieces for examination.
e. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out: The director teased a good performance out of the actors. The researcher teased out the factors involved in the disease.
v.intr.
To annoy or make fun of someone persistently: I was just teasing.
n.
1. An act of teasing, especially a playfully mocking remark: his tease of his friend's little sister.
2. One that teases, as:
a. A person who makes fun of or annoys others, as with playful or taunting remarks.
b. A flirtatious person.

[Middle English tesen, to comb apart, from Old English tǣsan.]

teas′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teasing - the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)teasing - the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"
harassment, molestation - the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
2.teasing - playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing"
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
3.teasing - the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
combing, comb - the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"
Adj.1.teasing - playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)teasing - playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
2.teasing - arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it; "her lazy teasing smile"
seductive - tending to entice into a desired action or state
3.teasing - causing irritation or annoyanceteasing - causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"
Translations
aguichage

teasing

[ˈtiːzɪŋ]
A. ADJburlón, guasón
B. Nburlas fpl, guasa f

teasing

[ˈtiːzɪŋ]
ntaquineries fpl
adj [smile, expression] → taquin(e), malicieux/euse

teasing

adj voice, mannerneckend; expression, smileneckisch; (= making fun)hänselnd
n (of person)Neckerei f; (of animal)Reizen nt; (= tormenting)Quälerei f; (= mockery)Hänselei f; (= joking)Veralbern nt

teasing

[ˈtiːzɪŋ]
1. nburle fpl, beffe fpl
2. adjcanzonatorio/a
References in classic literature ?
I planned it, and she only gave in after lots of teasing.
She appeared to be walking in a dream; or, more truly, the vivid life and reality assumed by her emotions made all outward occurrences unsubstantial, like the teasing phantasms of a half-conscious slumber.
Oh, Tom, you poor thick-headed thing, I'm not teasing you.
This time, I remembered I was lying in the oak closet, and I heard distinctly the gusty wind, and the driving of the snow; I heard, also, the fir bough repeat its teasing sound, and ascribed it to the right cause: but it annoyed me so much, that I resolved to silence it, if possible; and, I thought, I rose and endeavoured to unhasp the casement.
She was not in the conservatory, not in the flower-garden; not in the kitchen teasing the cook; not in the yard playing with the dogs.
She seemed to delight in teasing me, which was a change in her I wondered at very much.
You have spent our renewed acquaintance on the defensive against me, retorting upon me, teasing and tempting me.
As these people were continually teasing us, our Portuguese one day threatened in jest to kill one of them.
Then I came upon the creature squatting up in a tree and gibbering at two of the Kanakas who had been teasing him.
For forty years together it will remember its injury down to the smallest, most ignominious details, and every time will add, of itself, details still more ignominious, spitefully teasing and tormenting itself with its own imagination.
It is almost dinner-time, and I had to use no little diplomacy to get rid of my watchful mother-in-law, my too-devoted maid, and my troublesome brother, who is always teasing me about coming to work at my embroidery, which I am in a fair way never to get done.
One day, Paul was imprudent enough to blow the smoke of his cigar in his face; another time, Madame Lormeau was teasing him with the tip of her umbrella and he swallowed the tip.