Translation of tease in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 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]Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)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.
- 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.
- A fuller of cloth is one who prepares cloth, teasing and thickening it.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 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 1.2 (sth that teases) they said/did it for a tease lo dijeron/hicieron en broma or para fastidiar
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