[ 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
Words nearby tweeze
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British Dictionary definitions for tweeze
/ (twiːz) /
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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