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teases

noun
plural of tease

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another
  • she can be a very cruel tease when she happens upon an unpopular girl who is easily hurt

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2 one who is obnoxiously annoying
  • my youngest brother is a complete tease, following me around everywhere and aping my every move

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teases

verb
present tense third-person singular of tease

Synonyms of teases (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make fun of in a good-natured way
  • likes to tease her twin brother about his seemingly endless string of girlfriends

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2 to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
  • grew up being teased because his parents were hog farmers

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“Teases.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/teases. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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