There are 2 translations of tease in Spanish:

tease1

Pronunciation: /tiːz/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (make fun of) [person] tomarle el pelo a [colloquial/familiar]; (cruelly) burlarse or reírse de they tease me about my lisp se burlan or se ríen de mí a causa de mi ceceo, me toman el pelo por mi ceceo [colloquial/familiar] they're saying it to tease you lo dicen por tomarte el pelo [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Michael laughed slightly, teasing the dog by tapping him on the side of his head, and then pulling his hand away before the dog could playfully bite him.
    • I know it's silly but I've grown used to my quiet little life, pottering about the house and garden, teasing the cats and tending the plants.
    • A visit to the city zoo was not considered complete unless one teased a monkey and made it snarl or got it to throw back the banana or nuts thrown at it.
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    • Those behind the service claim it will let mobile users ‘flirt, tantalise and tease other mobile users by anonymous text messages’.
    • When she woke up I kissed and teased her.
    • Again, she kissed him, to tease him into state of fiery desire.
    1.2 (annoy) hacer* rabiar, fastidiar he teased her by echoing everything she said repetía todo lo que (ella) decía para hacerla rabiar or para fastidiarla 1.3 (torment) martirizar* 1.4 (tantalize sexually) provocar*, incitar
  • 2 2.1 [wool/flax/fabric] cardar 2.2 [hair] (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) cardar, batir, hacerse* crepé (Mexico/México) , crepar (Spain/España) , escarmenar (Chile)
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    • I replied, undoing my ponytail and teasing my hair to make it look a bit better.
    • Her short blonde hair was teased into a bouffant style, but her eyes were hidden by an elegant scarlet mask.
    • Her hair was teased in a messy bun on the top of her head.
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    • Chris teased the last few tangles out of his hair.
    • His gray-green eyes sparkled with laughter and mirth, as he slung an arm around Jess, his hand teasing her hair affectionately.
    • But, however one teases out the strands, the rug remains resolutely tangled.
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    • A fuller of cloth is one who prepares cloth, teasing and thickening it.

vi

  • don't take any notice, he's only teasing no le hagas caso, te está tomando el pelo [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

tease out

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
to tease sth out of sth sacar* algo de algo I managed to tease it out of her logré sonsacárselo

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There are 2 translations of tease in Spanish:

tease2

n

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (person) bromista (masculine and feminine) leave her alone, don't be a tease déjala en paz y no la fastidies she's a real tease es muy bromista [colloquial/familiar] (sexually) es muy coqueta or provocativa
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    • Being an awful tease, I posted something there recently under the heading ‘The neocons were right!’
    • He's a bit of a tease, too, notes another nurse nearby.
    • Spring Break girls were a tease for the guys and an obvious embarrassment for the parents and grandparents, but it was certainly not a boom for any of the girls.
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    • You ask a lot of him in this role - drag, love scenes with men - and he's presented as a sex object and a tease for other men.
    • This woman is obviously a flirt and a tease who is looking to get into trouble.
    • No one wants to be labeled immediately as the cad, the slut, or the tease; no one wants to be taken advantage of or be seen as an opportunist.
    1.2 (sth that teases) they said/did it for a tease lo dijeron/hicieron en broma or para fastidiar

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.