Teasingly



verb (used with object), teased, teasing.
1.
to irritate or provoke with persistent petty distractions, trifling raillery, or other annoyance, often in sport.
2.
to pull apart or separate the adhering fibers of (wool or the like), as in combing or carding; comb or card, as wool; shred.
3.
to ruffle (the hair) by holding it at the ends and combing toward the scalp so as to give body to a hairdo.
4.
to raise a nap on (cloth) with teasels; teasel.
5.
Also, teaser. Television Slang. a short scene or highlight shown at the beginning of a film or television show to attract the audience’s attention.
verb (used without object), teased, teasing.
6.
to provoke or disturb a person or animal by importunity or persistent petty annoyances.
noun
7.
a person who teases or annoys.
8.
the act of teasing or the state of being teased.
verb
1.
to annoy (someone) by deliberately offering something with the intention of delaying or withdrawing the offer
2.
to arouse sexual desire in (someone) with no intention of satisfying it
3.
to vex (someone) maliciously or playfully, esp by ridicule
4.
(transitive) to separate the fibres of; comb; card
5.
(transitive) to raise the nap of (a fabric) with a teasel
6.
(US & Canadian) Also backcomb. to comb the under layers of (the hair) towards the roots to give more bulk to a hairstyle
7.
(transitive) to loosen or pull apart (biological tissues, etc) by delicate agitation or prodding with an instrument
noun
8.
a person or thing that teases
9.
the act of teasing

tease (tēz)
v. teased, teas·ing, teas·es
To separate the structural parts of a tissue, as with a needle, in order to prepare it for microscopic examination.

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