Meaning of “tease” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] uk us /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.

(Definition of “tease” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)