\ ˈtwēz How to pronounce tweeze (audio) \
tweezed; tweezing

Definition of tweeze

transitive verb

: to pluck, remove, or handle with tweezers

Examples of tweeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The daughter of Iranian immigrants, Siadat spent her youth in Maryland, Florida, and New Jersey soaking up suburban culture and asking her mom for permission to tweeze her natural unibrow. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2021 But the root causes are confounding — how to tweeze out genetic predispositions from lifestyle choices and income — and this muddies what can be done about it. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2019 But unlike most of her peers, Streicher never waxed eyebrows — only tweezed. Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2019 The pool is a pressure cooker of social expectations for women: to diet, shop, shave, tweeze, sculpt and tone. Amanda Hess, New York Times, 3 July 2019 Riley recommends using the Beauty Edit Mayfair Brow Styler—and then thread or tweeze your brows in a straight line, while following their natural shape. Glamour, 10 May 2019 The absolute best way to ensure regular hair growth is to leave your brows alone; tweezing, rubbing, and picking at them only leads to premature hair loss. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Dec. 2018 As far as the pain level, sugaring is more like tweezing on the ouch scale—not pain-free but not waddle-to-the-subway painful. Emily Rekstis, SELF, 25 July 2018 While some experts emphasize immediate removal over belatedly using the best method, scraping is usually easier than tweezing anyway. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of tweeze

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tweeze

back-formation from tweezers

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“Tweeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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