tased; tasing
often capitalized

transitive verb

: to shoot with a Taser gun

Examples of tase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The federal charging document describes how the two men were tased, handcuffed and then tased again and again. Emma Tucker, CNN, 13 Aug. 2023 The deputy again tases Cure, and the two men have their arms wrapped around each other on the side of the interstate. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 He was also tased three times, according to a probable cause statement. Brittany Gaddy, ABC News, 5 Oct. 2023 Eventually, officers tased Hollman, who later died. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 27 Sep. 2023 Calls for the release of body camera footage continued on Tuesday into the tasing death of a 36-year-old Black man by a police officer following an altercation on July 2 in Theodore. John Sharp | Jsharp@al.com, al, 22 Aug. 2023 They were repeatedly tased and called racial slurs, and the officers poured milk, alcohol and chocolate syrup in their mouths. Dakin Andone, CNN, 14 Aug. 2023 The lawyer for the Minor High School band director tased and arrested by Birmingham police last week is calling for the suspension of all officers involved. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2023 Garza didn't comply with police commands and was tased, according to a Saline Police Department news release on Facebook, and was then taken into custody. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 5 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


back-formation from Taser

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tase was in 1991

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Cite this Entry

“Tase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tase. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: to attack with a stun gun
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