Synonyms for tease
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One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.
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tease, teaser, annoyer, vexernoun
someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteasernoun
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalizationverb
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"
tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguerverb
"The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
bait, badger, taunt, surround, fluff, loosen, tap, wiretap, circumvent, bug, twit, tease apart, intercept, cod, tantalize, tantalise, besiege, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, hem in, pester, rally
tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideverb
harass with persistent criticism or carping
"The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
sit, depend on, get at, reproof, mobilise, chide, bait, rile, dun, cod, razz, crucify, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, mobilize, devil, drive, badger, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat up, gull, trounce, taunt, fool, berate, chew up, rebound, lecture, drum up, nark, rag, depend upon, card, torment, ride, tease apart, dress down, irritate, tantalize, rally, befool, turn on, come up, remonstrate, hinge on, mount, pester, call up, take in, jaw, rebuke, nettle, fluff, vex, beleaguer, lambast, dupe, put on, bother, gravel, take to task, muster up, devolve on, summon, bawl out, slang, muster, call on the carpet, twit, put one across, loosen, have words, put one over, chafe, scold, call down, hinge upon, bug
to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
"The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"
tear into pieces
"tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
raise the nap of (fabrics)
tease, tease apart, loosenverb
disentangle and raise the fibers of
separate the fibers of
mock or make fun of playfully
"the flirting man teased the young woman"
ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
botch, badger, bungle, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, tantalise, blow, screw up, rally, loosen, bug, fumble, flub, ball up, ruffle, bollocks, ride, bait, card, razz, spoil, muff, tantalize, tease apart, cod, louse up, mess up, taunt, beleaguer, foul up, rag, fluff, bobble, pester, bollix up, bollix, twit, bodge, bollocks up
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Song lyrics by tease -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by tease on the Lyrics.com website.
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It implies so much that's gone on from 'Jedi' till now, they don't call it a teaser for nothing. They want to tease you.
I was living in pleasure... Till I stumbled upon some peace. And then my Master questioned... And a little did he tease: Are you just living to die? Or will you go on a quest to find out ‘Who am I?’
Moons are always changing their orbits.That’s inevitable, but that fact allows us to use computer simulations to tease out the history of Saturn’s inner moons.
What we've been able to tease out from the mathematical model is it's not necessarily that these cells are migrating in a directed way, actually these cells are diffusing, there's no direction to their migration. It's like when you put a drop of milk into a cup of coffee that you haven't stirred. Eventually that milk will be spread evenly throughout your coffee, and these cells are doing the same sort of thing - they're moving in an undirected manner and eventually, slowly, they manage to fully colonize the skin of this animal.
When God gives you so much potential but won't let you reach it, when you wanna move forward but the world won't let you, it's like swaying a bone in front of a dog, you know he wants it but you don't give it to him, you would rather tease him with it instead, it's just God's way, the world's way of being cruel to you and keeping you down.
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- pentinarCatalan, Valencian
- škádlit, vtipálekCzech
- drille, drillepindDanish
- necken, aufziehen, reizen, verführen, auf den Arm nehmen, verarschen, hänseln, provozieren, hecheln, kämmenGerman
- burlarse, tentar, embromar, peinar, cardar, incitar, molestar, tomar el pelo, alborotar, provocarSpanish
- کسی را دست انداختنPersian
- kiusoitella, kiusata, vietellä, houkutella, viekoitella, ärsyttää, härnätäFinnish
- tarraing àScottish Gaelic
- ugrat, bosszantHungarian
- sedurre, tentare, stuzzicare, burlarsi, provocare, pettinare, cardareItalian
- ちょっかいを出す, 誘う, からかうJapanese
- ಕೀಟಲೆ ಮಾಡುKannada
- 찍접거리다, 놀리다Korean
- прима́мува, закача, за́кача, за́дева, задеваMacedonian
- droczyć sięPolish
- zombar, cardar, provocar, tirar sarro, seduzir, irritar, pentear, provocação, caçoar, tentarPortuguese
- мани́ть, начёсывать, поддра́знивать, провоци́ровать, зама́нивать, дразнить, надоеда́ть, дразни́ть, чеса́тьRussian
- provocirati, izazivati, zadirkivatiSerbo-Croatian
- kamma, karda, retaSwedish
- trêu chọcVietnamese
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