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Flirt vs. Tease

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Flirtnoun

A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion

Teaseverb

to separate the fibres of a fibrous material

Flirtnoun

One who flirts (tries to court).

Teaseverb

to comb (originally with teasels) so that the fibres all lie in one direction

Flirtnoun

An act of flirting.

Teaseverb

to back-comb

Flirtverb

(transitive) To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling.

‘They flirt water in each other's faces.’; ‘to flirt a glove, or a handkerchief’;

Teaseverb

(transitive) to poke fun at

Flirtverb

(intransitive) To jeer at; to mock.

Teaseverb

(transitive) to provoke or disturb; to annoy

Flirtverb

(intransitive) To dart about; to move with quick, jerky motions.

Teaseverb

(transitive) to manipulate or influence the behavior of, especially by repeated acts of irritation

Flirtverb

(transitive) To blurt out.

Teaseverb

(transitive) to entice, tempt

Flirtverb

(intransitive) To play at courtship; to talk with teasing affection, to insinuate sexual attraction in a playful (especially conversational) way.

Teaseverb

to show as forthcoming, in the manner of a teaser

Flirtverb

(intransitive) To experiment, or tentatively engage, with; to become involved in passing with.

Teasenoun

one who teases

Flirtadjective

pert; wanton

Teasenoun

a single act of teasing

Flirtverb

To throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other's faces; he flirted a glove, or a handkerchief.

Teasenoun

One who deliberately arouses others (usually men) sexually with no intention of satisfying that arousal.

Flirtverb

To toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan.

Teaseverb

To comb or card, as wool or flax.

Flirtverb

To jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock.

‘I am ashamed; I am scorned; I am flirted.’;

Teaseverb

To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.

Flirtverb

To run and dart about; to act with giddiness, or from a desire to attract notice; especially, to play the coquette; to play at courtship; to coquet; as, they flirt with the young men.

Teaseverb

To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.

Flirtverb

To utter contemptuous language, with an air of disdain; to jeer or gibe.

Teaseverb

To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague.

‘He . . . suffered them to tease him into acts directly opposed to his strongest inclinations.’; ‘Not by the force of carnal reason,But indefatigable teasing.’; ‘In disappointments, where the affections have been strongly placed, and the expectations sanguine, particularly where the agency of others is concerned, sorrow may degenerate into vexation and chagrin.’;

Flirtnoun

A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.

‘Several little flirts and vibrations.’; ‘With many a flirt and flutter.’;

Teasenoun

One who teases or plagues.

Flirtnoun

One who flirts; esp., a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl.

‘Several young flirts about town had a design to cast us out of the fashionable world.’;

Teasenoun

someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

Flirtadjective

Pert; wanton.

Teasenoun

a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

Flirtnoun

a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

Teasenoun

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’;

Flirtnoun

playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

Teaseverb

annoy persistently;

‘The children teased the boy because of his stammer’;

Flirtverb

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions;

‘The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries’; ‘My husband never flirts with other women’;

Teaseverb

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’;

Flirtverb

behave carelessly or indifferently;

‘Play about with a young girl's affection’;

Teaseverb

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’;

Flirtverb

behave as though sexually attracted to someone, but playfully rather than with serious intentions

‘she began to tease him, flirting with other men in front of him’;

Teaseverb

tear into pieces;

‘tease tissue for microscopic examinations’;

Flirtverb

experiment with or show a superficial interest in (an idea, activity, or movement) without committing oneself to it seriously

‘a painter who had flirted briefly with Cubism’;

Teaseverb

raise the nap of (fabrics)

Flirtverb

deliberately expose oneself to (danger or difficulty)

‘the need of some individuals to flirt with death’;

Teaseverb

disentangle and raise the fibers of;

‘tease wool’;

Flirtverb

(of a bird) wave or open and shut (its wings or tail) with a quick flicking motion

‘a moorhen stepped out of the reeds, flirting its white tail’;

Teaseverb

separate the fibers of;

‘tease wool’;

Flirtverb

move quickly to and fro with a fluttering motion

‘the lark was flirting around the site’;

Teaseverb

mock or make fun of playfully;

‘the flirting man teased the young woman’;

Flirtnoun

a person who habitually flirts

‘Jim was an outrageous flirt’;

Teaseverb

ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

Teaseverb

make fun of or attempt to provoke (a person or animal) in a playful way

‘she was just teasing’; ‘I used to tease her about being so house-proud’;

Teaseverb

tempt (someone) sexually with no intention of satisfying the desire aroused

‘she had thrown herself at him and teased him’;

Teaseverb

gently pull or comb (tangled wool, hair, etc.) into separate strands

‘she was teasing out the curls into her usual hairstyle’; ‘tease the roots apart and replant at once’;

Teaseverb

find something out from a mass of irrelevant information

‘a historian who tries to tease out the truth’;

Teaseverb

backcomb (hair) in order to make it appear fuller

‘her hair is teased into spikes’; ‘her teased bottle-blonde hair’;

Teaseverb

comb (the surface of woven cloth) to raise a nap.

Teasenoun

a person who makes fun of someone playfully or unkindly

‘some think of him as a tease who likes to keep others guessing’;

Teasenoun

a person who tempts someone sexually with no intention of satisfying the desire aroused

‘she was a tease—she would lead a man on, then turn cold’;

Teasenoun

an act of teasing someone

‘she couldn't resist a gentle tease’;

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