\ 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 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, "What parents should know about how living near fast-food outlets could affect their children," 29 Oct. 2019 But unlike most of her peers, Streicher never waxed eyebrows — only tweezed. Los Angeles Times, "Perfect eyebrows: Hollywood’s go-to guru Kristie Streicher offers arch advice," 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, "Women Crash the Pool Party," 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, "I Went to Meghan Markle's Favorite Brow Place and Learned So Many Secrets," 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, "The Expert Guide To Growing Your Eyebrows," 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, "I Tried Sugaring and I'll Never Get Waxed Again," 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, "This Is the Only Thing You Should Do If a Bee Stings You," 6 June 2017 Draw the pencil along the lower edge of your brows, connecting the three lines, and then tweeze only the strays that sprout beyond them. Kayleigh Donahue, Allure, "Allure's Guide to Hair Removal From Your Brows to Your Bikini Line," 6 June 2018

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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