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tease

tease

 
 
pronunciation:
tiz
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: teased, teases, teasing
definition: to make fun of or try to annoy in a playful or cruel way.
If you wear those dumb boots to school, the kids will tease you.He found a spider and teased his little sister with it.Don't tease him about his new haircut.
synonyms:
kid, make fun of, needle, ridicule
similar words:
make fun of, mock, pick on, poke fun at, taunt
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who teases.
He is such a tease that I never know when he's serious.
similar words:
flirt
derivations: teasingly (adv.), teaser (n.)