Definition for tease

verb as in aggravate, provoke

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Example Sentences

At the time, they were a tease, revealing little detail about their “incredibly exciting” method that matched experimental results in accuracy.

It is this giant tease, as though someone built Carnegie Hall but forgot to put doors on it.

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.

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Greenhouse tomatoes are ever-present — they’re a tease, often watery and dull.

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.

He proceeds to tease me, asking if our interview is “secretly a date?”

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.

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.

Journalism assumes an immutable truth, that a few more calls, a bit more reporting will tease it out of reluctant informants.

Osmond Orgreave entered the room, quizzical, and at once began to tease Clayhanger about the infrequency of his visits.

The moment we arrive at the house the others begin to tease us and leave us together.

The two engineers, being idle, had drunk liquor and were trying to tease the animals nearby.

She told us children never to tease him, or worry him, but that we needn't be afraid of him, either.

Dont tease me, she said, so quietly that an embarrassing silence fell between them.


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On this page you'll find 141 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tease, such as: annoy, badger, bother, harass, mock, and needle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.