tweeze

[ tweez ]
/ twiz /

verb (used with object), tweezed, tweez·ing.

to pluck, as with tweezers.

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Origin of tweeze

First recorded in 1940–45; back formation from tweezers
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British Dictionary definitions for tweeze

tweeze
/ (twiːz) /

verb

mainly US to take hold of or pluck (hair, small objects, etc) with or as if with tweezers

Word Origin for tweeze

C17: back formation from tweezers
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