verb, often capitalized
\ ˈtāz How to pronounce tase (audio) \
tased; tasing

Definition of tase

transitive verb

: to shoot with a Taser gun

Examples of tase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The officer attempted to tase Lyoya at least twice, according to the police chief, but failed to make contact as Lyoya put his hands on the Taser. Giselle Rhoden, CNN, 16 Apr. 2022 Instead, a 40-minute video obtained by USA TODAY showed a detention officer pepper-spray Penman three times in the face, then tase him six times – including with an electric shock that lasted 18 seconds. Tami Abdollah, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2022 The allegation that officers were going to beat him, the threat to tase Owensby, and the allegation of mockery were all unfounded, according to the review. Amanda Watts, CNN, 12 Jan. 2022 The footage shows Mistic on the ground as Summers yells at him to put his arms behind his back and threatens to tase him. Emma Tucker, CNN, 30 Sep. 2021 Wolfe ignored deputies’ commands to get on the ground, and then walked away from them, forcing them to tase him in order to arrest him, the Citrus County Chronicle reported. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, 8 Sep. 2021 Chappell hit a road sign near the 7-mile marker in Sellersburg and then ran on foot toward an off ramp where police were able to tase and handcuff her, Clark wrote. Mary Ramsey, The Courier-Journal, 22 July 2021 Deputies soon unlock the cell door and tase Sutherland, who is heard yelling out in pain. Madeline Holcombe, Dakin Andone And Chris Boyette, CNN, 15 May 2021 The deputy then managed to tase the woman, who fell face first onto the concrete, the video showed. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tase

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tase

back-formation from Taser

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Last Updated

23 Apr 2022

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“Tase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tase. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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