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tease
British English: /tiːz/
American English: /tiz/

Translation of tease in German:

transitive verb

  • 1 tease somebody [about something]
    jemanden [mit etwas] aufziehen
    [colloquial]
    jemanden [wegen etwas] hänseln
    he's only teasing you
    [colloquial]
    stop teasing the dog
    hör auf, den Hund zu quälen
    tease somebody that he has done something
    jemanden damit aufziehen [colloquial], dass er etwas getan hat
    the children teased their father for sweets or to give them sweets (American English)
    die Kinder lagen ihrem Vater damit in den Ohren [colloquial], dass er ihnen Süßigkeiten geben sollte
  • 2 (Textiles) (separate fibres of)
    (Flachs, Wolle)
    (Flachs)
    (dress with teasels)
    [auf]rauen

intransitive verb

  • seine Späße machen
    I'm only teasing
    ich mache nur Spaß

noun

  • [colloquial]he/she is a great tease
    er/sie muss einen immer aufziehen
    [colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

tease out

transitive verb 1 (disentangle)
(Wolle, Flachs)
(Flachs)
2
(get out) (literal or figurative)
herausholen
tease out the facts
die Tatsachen herausarbeiten

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