tease


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Synonyms for tease

Synonyms for tease

to excite (another) by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach

Synonyms for tease

someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)

to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them

tear into pieces

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raise the nap of (fabrics)

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disentangle and raise the fibers of

separate the fibers of

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mock or make fun of playfully

ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

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References in classic literature ?
To avoid trouble and confusion, I have taken my pupils one by one, and discussed their various qualities; but this can give no adequate idea of being worried by the whole three together; when, as was often the case, all were determined to 'be naughty, and to tease Miss Grey, and put her in a passion.
I remember one afternoon in spring, when, owing to the rain, they could not go out; but, by some amazing good fortune, they had all finished their lessons, and yet abstained from running down to tease their parents--a trick that annoyed me greatly, but which, on rainy days, I seldom could prevent their doing; because, below, they found novelty and amusement--especially when visitors were in the house; and their mother, though she bid me keep them in the schoolroom, would never chide them for leaving it, or trouble herself to send them back.
When the other young ones gathered around to tease, he joined with me in attacking them; and so viciously did we behave that before long I was let alone.
You thought we didn't see you, but we did, and you said uncle wouldn't like it, and the boys would tease, and you made Ariadne promise not to tell, and she punched holes in your ears to put ear-rings in.
Dan liked to tease even Cecily a wee bit now and then.
Well, I wish you all manner of happiness too, Miss Cornelia," said Gilbert, solemnly; "but," he added, unable to resist the temptation to tease Miss Cornelia, despite Anne's imploring eyes, "I fear your day of independence is done.
I shall say-- "Oh, I like it well enough--"' (here came the favourite little toss of the head), '"only it was so dusty and hot, and the elephants did tease so
Don't tease so,' said Alice, looking about in vain to see where the voice came from; 'if you're so anxious to have a joke made, why don't you make one yourself?
No, Bert, don't tease he's right," Mary was saying.
The Originals' Season 2 Spoilers: Synopsis For Episode 11 Titled 'Brotherhood of the Damned' Tease Trouble For Klaus And Elijah - [(http://au.
It's unnatural for me and the kids tease me about it.
One of them started to tease me by leaving nasty statuses, which she tagged me in.
young men start walking with families in crowded Moti Bazaar and tease women, especially young girls.
Women have called for stringent action and tough penalties against those who harass or tease women and girls.
Tell people that it's very unfair of them to tease you about something you can't change but try to keep it light and defuse any tension in the exchange.