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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Therefore, adolescents who have heightened public self-consciousness about their appearance or ability may interpret an ambiguous tease on these topics as having a hostile, antisocial intent.
The mothers' perceptions provided an opportunity to examine parent histories and child-rearing beliefs in relation to teasing, as well as the potential impact of those beliefs and actions as a license to tease between siblings.
Several researchers have reported that the major content of a tease is body parts and other aspects of physical appearance (Alberts-Kellar-Guenther & Corman, 1996; Kowalski, 2000; Mooney, Creeser, & Blatchford, 1991).
Fathers were more likely than mothers to tease about appearance (19% vs.
The second part of the tease asked if I, as a viewer, thought the reward would make a difference.
Thus, "a child who cannot share jokes with other children or does not know how to tease or be teased, lacks important aspects of communicative competence" (Ely & Gleason, 1995, p.
The nap vote, however, goes to Tease in the Betfair.
I also work with the teasers to emphasize that others know why they tease and to help them to see their own attributes.
News and information should never be used to tease an audience into waiting around through the commercial break or that evening's newscast.
When using the high-powered tease, consider taking the most powerful or emotional-sounding words and blowing them up to be huge compared to the rest of the copy.
Say you like summer school, and maybe they won't tease you.
Are there legal grounds for action against those who tease others?
Cream Tease won gamely at Salisbury on the first Saturday in August, and Sir Ninja came home with ease three days later at Thirsk.
And then they delighted locals with an impromptu strip tease - just hours before England's memorable World Cup qualifying draw in Rome on October 11.
He is an outrageous tease, and one never knows where he is going to strike next with his devastating barbs.