Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) tease, teaser, annoyer, vexer (someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity))
- S: (n) coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser (a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men)
- S: (n) tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization (the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances) "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"
- S: (v) tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer (annoy persistently) "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
- S: (v) tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride (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"
- S: (v) tease (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"
- S: (v) tease (tear into pieces) "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
- S: (v) tease (raise the nap of (fabrics))
- S: (v) tease, tease apart, loosen (disentangle and raise the fibers of) "tease wool"
- S: (v) tease, card (separate the fibers of) "tease wool"
- S: (v) tease (mock or make fun of playfully) "the flirting man teased the young woman"
- S: (v) tease, fluff (ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect)