Textual thesaurus for "tease"

(noun) ribbing, tantalization, teasing

the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances

he ignored their teases; his ribbing was gentle but persistent

(noun) coquette, minx, flirt, prickteaser, vamp, vamper

a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

(noun) teaser, annoyer, vexer

someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

(verb) fluff

ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

(verb) ride, rag, rally, razz, bait, twit, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, cod

harass with persistent criticism or carping

The children teased the new teacher; Don't ride me so hard over my failure; His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

(verb) card

separate the fibers of

tease wool

(verb) tease apart, loosen

disentangle and raise the fibers of

tease wool

(verb) beleaguer, badger, bug, pester

annoy persistently

The children teased the boy because of his stammer