Focus on the pronunciation of tease
English definition of “tease”
/tiz/ v [I/T]
› to intentionally annoy a person or animal by saying something that is not true or pretending to do something, often in a playful way: [T] Don’t tease the dog by showing her the treat if you’re not going to give it to her. [I] I was only teasing (= joking), I didn’t mean anything by it.