1. To intentionally say, do or imply something that isn't accurate so as to see whether the object of the teasing
believes it to be accurate.
2. To attempt to induce sexual arousal in an individual without intending to satisfy the arousal. When used in this sense, the word is customarily used to only in reference to women, but nowadays it is sometimes used by women (or gay men) in reference to men. Strictly speaking, this definition of the word is merely an extension of the first definition provided.
3. To make a sort of a combing
motion, with a refining effect.
4. To extrapolate
; to draw wisdom from; to extract
Someone who is known to perform the actions detailed in the first or second verb definitions can be described as 'a tease'.
1. He said I might be able to get a job with the BBC, but I think he was only teasing
me - I'm not sufficiently qualified.
2. She looked deep into my eyes and she told me that they were beautiful. She often runs her hands through my hair, but I think she is teasing me.
3. I tease my hair with a special hairbrush
4. It is difficult to tease out any firm conclusions from this experiment as there are many extraneous
variables that could have influenced its outcome.
You're such a tease!