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English definition of “tease”

tease

verb [I, T]     /tiːz/
B2 to laugh at someone or say unkind things to them, either because you are joking or because you want to upset them: They were teasing Dara about her new haircut. Don't get upset, I'm only teasing.Mocking and tauntingHumour and humorousAnnoying
(Definition of tease verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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