tease
noun.
someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
Synonym: vexer, teaser, annoyer
noun.
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
noun.
the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
he ignored their teases|his ribbing was gentle but persistent
verb.
annoy persistently
The children teased the boy because of his stammer
verb.
harass with persistent criticism or carping
The children teased the new teacher|Don't ride me so hard over my failure|His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie
verb.
to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
The advertisement is intended to tease the customers|She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior
verb.
tear into pieces
tease tissue for microscopic examinations
verb.
raise the nap of (fabrics)
verb.
disentangle and raise the fibers of
tease wool
verb.
separate the fibers of
tease wool
Synonym: card
verb.
mock or make fun of playfully
the flirting man teased the young woman
verb.
ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
Synonym: fluff