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  • tease something out — …   Useful english dictionary

  • tease — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to make jokes and laugh at someone in order to have fun by embarrassing them, either in a friendly way or in an unkind way: Don t get upset, I was only teasing. | tease sb: Kids often tease each other. | tease sb about: I was… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tease — verb 1》 playfully make fun of or attempt to provoke.     ↘tempt sexually. 2》 gently pull or comb (tangled wool, hair, etc.) into separate strands.     ↘chiefly N. Amer. backcomb (hair).     ↘archaic comb (the surface of woven cloth) to raise a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tease — tease1 [ti:z] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(laugh)¦ 2¦(annoy an animal)¦ 3¦(sex)¦ 4¦(hair)¦ Phrasal verbs  tease something<=>out ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: tAsan] 1.) ¦(LAUGH)¦ [I and T] to laugh at someone and make jokes in order to ha …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tease out something — tease out (something) to carefully separate particular facts from a great deal of information. What has always been interesting for me is how you can tease out the reasons for an event as you review its history. After a while, you learn how to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tease out — (something) to carefully separate particular facts from a great deal of information. What has always been interesting for me is how you can tease out the reasons for an event as you review its history. After a while, you learn how to tease out… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tease — tease1 [ tiz ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to say something to someone in order to have fun by embarrassing or annoying them slightly in a friendly or unkind way: I didn t mean it: I was only teasing. tease someone about… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tease — I UK [tiːz] / US [tɪz] verb Word forms tease : present tense I/you/we/they tease he/she/it teases present participle teasing past tense teased past participle teased * 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to say something to someone in order to have… …   English dictionary

  • tease out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tease out : present tense I/you/we/they tease out he/she/it teases out present participle teasing out past tense teased out past participle teased out 1) to succeed in discovering something difficult,… …   English dictionary

  • tease — [[t]ti͟ːz[/t]] teases, teasing, teased 1) VERB To tease someone means to laugh at them or make jokes about them in order to embarrass, annoy, or upset them. [V n] He told her how the boys in East Poldown had set on him, teasing him... [V n about… …   English dictionary