The pair traveled to Penn Hills at least a dozen times over three months, teasing out the nuances and former life of the property.
Anonymity—as the author of O has discovered—became part of a promotional game, teasing the public.
So all day I was teasing her, telling her she should change her band name to Little Bald Beth.
Vladimir Putin draws on his background as a master spy, testing and teasing the new regime in Kiev and its backers in Washington.
He was kind of looking at me teasing, like, "You want me to go for you?"
"I think some of the girls at Zinsheimer's had been teasing him about me," she goes on.
I had a horse years ago who used to take delight in teasing girls.
However, after teasing his cousin a little more, he wrote out the paper, and Topsy belonged to Miss Ophelia.
Every one surrounded me in the cloak-room, laughing, and teasing me about what I had said.
The child required much attention, and the flies were teasing.
Old English tæsan "pluck, pull apart" (fibers of wool, flax, etc.), from West Germanic *taisijanan (cf. Danish tæse, Middle Dutch tesen, Dutch tezen "to draw, pull, scratch," Old High German zeisan "to tease, pick wool").
The original sense is of running thorns through wool or flax to separate, shred, or card the fibers. The figurative sense of "vex, worry, annoy" emerged 1610s. For similar sense development, see heckle. Hairdressing sense is recorded from 1957.
"one who teases," 1852, from tease (v.). Specifically as short for cock-teaser, it was in use by 1976.
v. teased, teas·ing, teas·es
To separate the structural parts of a tissue, as with a needle, in order to prepare it for microscopic examination.