\ˈtwēz \
tweezed; tweezing

Definition of tweeze 

transitive verb

: to pluck, remove, or handle with tweezers

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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 For example, Kylie Jenner was shamed for having long nails, while Kourtney Kardashian received similar feedback for not tweezing her son's eyebrows. Emily Wang, Allure, "People Are Mom-Shaming Jessie James Decker for Letting Her Daughter Get a Sun Tan," 2 July 2018 Like most of us, Markle was a victim of over-tweezing her eyebrows years ago. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Eyebrows Have Undergone a Royal Transformation," 26 June 2018 Use a flashlight while tweezing to try to catch a glint of the glass. Gina Tomaine, Good Housekeeping, "This Is The Best Way To Get Broken Glass Or Splinters Out Of Your Foot," 11 July 2017 Her mouth was painted, her eyebrows were tweezed and her eyes were smoky — the look of silent film stars of that era. New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Margarita Xirgu, Theater Radical Who Staged Lorca’s Plays," 29 May 2018 The young chefs behind the counter tweezed skinny mushrooms onto a dainty plate, or shelled pistachios, placing each dish in front of us with a sharp little bow. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Mother and Son Search for Zen in Kyoto," 29 Mar. 2018 Oh! There’s the chef, tweezing a layer of scales made from perfect radish discs onto tuna belly. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Chef’s Table in downtown Detroit is our 2018 Restaurant of the Year," 16 Feb. 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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