US: /ˈtiz/
UK: /tˈiːz/

English Vietnamese dictionary

tease /ti:z/
  • ngoại động từ
    • chòng ghẹo, trêu tức, trêu chọc, chòng
    • quấy rầy
      • to tease someone for something: quấy rầy ai để được cái gì, quấy rầy ai vì cái gì
    • tháo, rút sợi (sợi vải); gỡ rối (chỉ)
    • chải (len, dạ)
    • danh từ
      • người chòng ghẹo, người hay trêu chòng
      • sự chòng ghẹo, sự trêu chòng

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 to laugh at sb and make jokes about them either in a friendly way or in order to annoy or embarrass them: [V] Don't get upset-I was only teasing. + [VN] I used to get teased about my name. [also V speech, VN speech]
    2 [VN] to annoy an animal, especially by touching it, pulling its tail, etc.
    3 [V, VN] (disapproving) to make sb sexually excited, especially when you do not intend to have sex with them
    4 [VN] to pull sth gently apart into separate pieces: to tease wool into strands
    5 [VN] (AmE) = BACKCOMB
    Phrasal Verbs: tease sth<->out
    1 to remove knots from hair, wool, etc. by gently pulling or brushing it
    2 to spend time trying to find out information or the meaning of sth, especially when this is complicated or difficult: The teacher helped them tease out the meaning of the poem.
    + noun [usually sing.]
    1 a person who likes to play tricks and jokes on other people, especially by telling them sth that is not true or by not telling them sth that they want to know
    2 an act that is intended as a trick or joke: Ignore everything he said-it was all just a tease.
    3 (disapproving) a person who pretends to be attracted to sb, makes them sexually excited and then refuses to have sex with them

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 bait, taunt, torment, harass, bedevil, bother, nettle, plague, chaff, pester, annoy, irritate, needle, goad, badger, provoke, vex, twit, tantalize, frustrate, Non-Standard aggravate, Colloq guy, pick on, rib, drive mad or crazy, drive up the wall, Brit take the mickey out of, Slang rag:
    Stop teasing the animals! Frances would tease me by agreeing to go out and then begging off with a headache.
    2 coax, worry, winkle, work, manipulate:
    He was finally able to tease the broken piece of key out of the lock.

    Collocation dictionary


    mercilessly | a little, gently, lightly


    used to


    His friends used to tease him about his tatty clothes.
    | with
    They teased her mercilessly with remarks about her weight.


    be just/only teasing
    Don't get upset, I was only teasing.

    Concise English dictionary

    +someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    +a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    +the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    +annoy persistently
    +harass with persistent criticism or carping
    +to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
    +tear into pieces
    +raise the nap of (fabrics)
    +disentangle and raise the fibers of
    +separate the fibers of
    +mock or make fun of playfully
    +ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect