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]
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    More example sentences
    • 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)
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    More example sentences
    • 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

Definition of tease in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.

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
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    More example sentences
    • 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

Definition of tease in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.