verb (used with object), teased, teas·ing.
verb (used without object), teased, teas·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM teaseteas·a·ble, adjectiveteas·a·ble·ness, nounout·tease, verb (used with object), out·teased, out·teas·ing.un·teased, adjective
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How to use tease in a sentence
It is this giant tease, as though someone built Carnegie Hall but forgot to put doors on it.Gene Weingarten: New York, from the bizarre to the truly bizarre|Gene Weingarten|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
That’s the tantalizing tease Malcolm Gladwell drops in his Revisionist History podcast episode on memory … and how it failed the NBC News anchor in the worst possible way.
Greenhouse tomatoes are ever-present — they’re a tease, often watery and dull.How to make a wonderful BLT with out-of-season tomatoes|Daniela Galarza|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Flood said Emrick will have a limited role with NBC and will provide the voice-over for the opening tease on Wednesday night’s telecast.NBC Sports has parted ways with Mike Milbury, months after sexist on-air comment|Matt Bonesteel|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
After over a year of requests from fans and enthusiasts, and months of official teases, Microsoft Flight Simulator has a virtual reality mode.Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR: A turbulent start for wide-open skies|Sam Machkovech|December 23, 2020|Ars Technica
He proceeds to tease me, asking if our interview is “secretly a date?”My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His youngest son, Orange Scott, was a rough-and-tumble trickster and a terrible tease.
The sexual acts are mysterious, unpredictable, and passionate; they tease your senses.What Porn Stars Find Sexy on TV: From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Deadliest Catch’|Aurora Snow|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were about to go to sleep, but I decided to tease him about his weird habit of having the pillow a certain way on the bed.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.|Anonymous|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Journalism assumes an immutable truth, that a few more calls, a bit more reporting will tease it out of reluctant informants.We Interrupt This Broadcast: How a TV Producer Learned to Write Fiction|George Lerner|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Osmond Orgreave entered the room, quizzical, and at once began to tease Clayhanger about the infrequency of his visits.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The moment we arrive at the house the others begin to tease us and leave us together.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
The two engineers, being idle, had drunk liquor and were trying to tease the animals nearby.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
She told us children never to tease him, or worry him, but that we needn't be afraid of him, either.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Dont tease me, she said, so quietly that an embarrassing silence fell between them.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson