Definition of tease:
- One who teases or plagues.
- To comb or card, as wool or flax.
- To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.
- To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.
- To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague.
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- aggravate (part of speech: verb)
- irritate (part of speech: verb)
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