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  1. tease

    • IPA[tēz]

    美式

    • v.
      make fun of or attempt to provoke (a person or animal) in a playful way;tempt (someone) sexually with no intention of satisfying the desire aroused
    • verb: tease, 3rd person present: teases, gerund or present participle: teasing, past tense: teased, past participle: teased

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    動詞

    • 1. make fun of or attempt to provoke (a person or animal) in a playful way she was just teasing Brenda teased her father about the powerboat that he bought but seldom used
    • tempt (someone) sexually with no intention of satisfying the desire aroused she had thrown herself at him and teased him
    • 2. gently pull or comb (tangled wool, hair, etc.) into separate strands she was teasing out the curls into her usual hairstyle
    • North American comb (hair) in the reverse direction of its natural growth in order to make it appear fuller her hair is teased into spikes her teased bottle-blonde hair
    • archaic comb (the surface of woven cloth) to raise a nap.

    片語