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tweeze

[tweez] /twiz/
verb (used with object), tweezed, tweezing.
1.
to pluck, as with tweezers.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; back formation from tweezers
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Examples from the web for tweeze
  • Use an empty shell to tweeze out the rest of the mussels.
  • Never pinch, tweeze or otherwise attempt to pull stings out, as this will simply inject the remaining contents of the venom sacs.
  • Once the waxing demonstration is complete, you will be directed to tweeze your model's eyebrows.
British Dictionary definitions for tweeze

tweeze

/twiːz/
verb
1.
(mainly US) to take hold of or pluck (hair, small objects, etc) with or as if with tweezers
Word Origin
C17: back formation from tweezers
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Word Origin and History for tweeze
v.

"to pluck with tweezers," 1932, back-formation from tweezers. Related: Tweezed; tweezing.

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