\ 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

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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 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

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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