1. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate

usage: annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

2. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride, mock, bemock

usage: harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

3. tease, manipulate, keep in line, control

usage: to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"

4. tease, shred, tear up, rip up

usage: tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"

5. tease, change surface

usage: raise the nap of (fabrics)

6. tease, tease apart, loosen, disentangle, unsnarl, straighten out

usage: disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"

7. tease, card, separate

usage: separate the fibers of; "tease wool"

8. tease, ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun

usage: mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"

9. tease, fluff, comb, comb out, disentangle

usage: ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect


1. teased, titillated, excited (vs. unexcited)

usage: feeling mild pleasurable excitement

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