tweezed; tweezing

transitive verb

: to pluck, remove, or handle with tweezers

Examples of tweeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some even say that tweezing and waxing are more painful. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 Excavation after excavation across the globe leads to the same verdict: Humans have been tweezing since time immemorial. Abbie Kozolchyk,, 17 Oct. 2023 Two long threads are twisted in unison to pluck hair out with a quicker movement than tweezing. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Aug. 2023 Brows can thin for a lot of different reasons, from years of tweezing to chronic stress, which explains why thinning or sparse brows are so common. Deanna Pai, Peoplemag, 20 July 2023 Some choices seemed pored over like Danish chefs tweezing microgreens; others seemed haphazard. Phillip MacIak, The New Republic, 30 June 2023 More advanced methods like tweezing or waxing are explained below. Heather L. Brannon, Md, Verywell Health, 22 Mar. 2023 An ingrown hair happens when a hair (generally one that's been tweezed or shaved off) grows back into the skin, instead of out of it, according to the Mayo Clinic. Alexis Jones, Women's Health, 24 Feb. 2023 Given that guide-dogs-to-be are regularly checked by veterinarians and follow set routines when spending the first 12 months of their lives with the caregivers, the research team at Guide Dogs will be able to tweeze apart the genetics and environment, to some extent. Sabrina Weiss, Wired, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History


back-formation from tweezers

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tweeze was in 1932

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“Tweeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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