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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The art of tease in its classic form has not been well-introduced and represented to our community.
A series of path analyses were conducted in which participants' ATT, ExpT1, ExpT2, and Self-Consciousness for Weight scores were used as predictors of their NERT for the weight tease scores which, in turn, were used as the predictor of their behavioral responses to the weight teaser scores, with each of the eight behavioral responses included in a separate analysis.
As Eisenberg (1986) noted, family members often utilize teasing to promote positive interactions, and peers have been found to tease to express affection, promote playful interactions, and as a means of building or maintaining group membership (Shapiro et al., 1991; Thorne, 1993; Voss, 1997).
Unlike a gaggle of drag queens, however, the men of "Streep Tease" wear a basic uniform of black jeans and T-shirt, sans makeup.
The specific items that served as the focus of a tease were categorized as follows: clothing (26.0%); facial features (15.0%); weight (15.0%); height (15.05%); hair (15.0%); body (8.3%); and other (5.5%) Items in the clothing category included entire outfits, shoes, and glasses.
(2) Students tease him because they don't like him.
Find out whether you think this new information could lead to finding the missing teenager." First of all, it was a misleading tease. There was no new information.
Adult males are more likely to tease and joke, to interrupt their children, to use direct (rather than mitigated) speech, to provide less feedback (acknowledgements and supportive responses), to talk less and be more tolerant of silence during shared activities, to challenge their child and adult speaking partners.
Richard Hannon already has a decent list of juveniles who could be Royal Ascot-bound - and Tease can join that band today.
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.
You've got a choice between two strategies: Your copy and art must either "tease" or "seize" the reader.
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.