Johnny loved to tease Ed about his drinking, no more so than when Ed actually had a cocktail too many before one Tonight Show.
It had become a familiar yarn, Brad playing on his own vanity to tease out frustrations in his military life.
[Laughs] Can you tease a bit where Daario is going this season?
His family used to tease me, saying Ali has another wife called Bahrain Online.
I imagine there's some effect, but I doubt it's large enough to ever tease out of our noisy economic data.
But she had been trained not to tease, and she accepted the compromise as pleasantly as it was offered.
Hubertine shrugged her shoulders, and concluded the best thing for her to do was to tease her.
Of course you don't want to tease, annoy, or step on them, or you may find them loaded.
"Be careful, my dear," said Hubertine, continuing to tease her.
There is no place like home, and you needn't try to tease me by pretending that there is.
Old English tæsan "pluck, pull apart" (fibers of wool, flax, etc.), from West Germanic *taisijanan (cf. Danish tæse, Middle Dutch tesen, Dutch tezen "to draw, pull, scratch," Old High German zeisan "to tease, pick wool").
The original sense is of running thorns through wool or flax to separate, shred, or card the fibers. The figurative sense of "vex, worry, annoy" emerged 1610s. For similar sense development, see heckle. Hairdressing sense is recorded from 1957.
"one who teases," 1852, from tease (v.). Specifically as short for cock-teaser, it was in use by 1976.
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.