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tease

US [tiz]
UK [tiːz]
  • v.取笑;戏弄;梳理;挑逗
  • n.取笑;戏弄;捉弄;爱戏弄人的人
  • Web逗弄;强求;嘲笑
Simple Present:teases  Present Participle:teasing  Past Tense:teased  
tease
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v.
1.
[i][t]
~ (sb).~ (sb) + speech
取笑;戏弄;揶揄;寻开心to laugh at sb and make jokes about them, either in a friendly way or in order to annoy or embarrass them
Don't get upset─I was only teasing.
别不高兴,我只是在逗你玩。
I used to get teased about my name.
过去别人总拿我的名字开玩笑。
2.
[t]
~ sth
招惹,逗弄(动物)to annoy an animal, especially by touching it, pulling its tail, etc.
3.
[i][t]
~ (sb)
挑逗,撩拨(异性)to make sb sexually excited, especially when you do not intend to have sex with them
4.
[t]
~ sth (+ adv./prep.)
梳理to pull sth gently apart into separate pieces
to tease wool into strands
把羊毛梳成缕
5.
[t]
~ sth
倒梳(头发)使之蓬起to comb your hair in the opposite direction to the way it grows so that it looks thicker
n.
1.
爱戏弄人的人;逗弄者;取笑者a person who likes to play tricks and jokes on other people, especially by telling them sth that is not true or by not telling them sth that they want to know
2.
戏弄;捉弄;取笑an act that is intended as a trick or joke
3.
卖弄风骚的人;勾引人者a person who pretends to be attracted to sb, makes them sexually excited and then refuses to have sex with them

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