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 London Police Constable Stuart Outten was stabbed in the head with a machete on August 8, but managed to recover and tase the assailant. Fox News, "Newlywed British police officer murdered investigating burglary; boy, 13, among 10 arrested," 16 Aug. 2019 If was like six against one at that point, but the officers still felt the need to tase him. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Sterling Brown video gives us the usual racial targeting with no shades of gray," 24 May 2018 If was like six against one at that point, but the officers still felt the need to tase him. Jim Stingl, USA TODAY, "Sterling Brown arrest and tasing video a thousand miles from protect and serve," 24 May 2018 Police say multiple attempts to tase and restrain Adkins were unsuccessful. Laney Ruckstuhl, BostonGlobe.com, "Man who assaulted two Yarmouth officers had more than 30 previous charges," 11 June 2018 In the aftermath of the takedown, Krueger can be heard on body camera video defending the decision to tase Brown. Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee police sergeant in Sterling Brown arrest has a history of using force with Taser," 5 June 2018 The officer tried to unsuccessfully tase Peters and was forced to fire his gun. Paula Rogo, Essence.com, "Mother Disputes Police Account Of Son's Behavior Before He Was Shot And Killed By Virginia Police," 16 May 2018 In the footage, two police officers try to tase Sterling, who continues to struggle with the officers. CBS News, "Alton Sterling shooting video: Raw footage of fatal police shooting released," 30 Mar. 2018 Slager placed a taser next to Scott's body and later claimed Scott had tried to tase him. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Police killings of black men in the US, and what happened to the officers," 29 Mar. 2018

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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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“Tase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tase?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=tase0001. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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