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English definition of “tease”

tease

verb [I or T]     /tiːz/
B2 to laugh at someone or say unkind things about them, either because you are joking or because you want to upset them: I used to hate being teased about my red hair when I was at school. I was only teasing, I didn't mean to upset you.Teasing
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