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tease

2 noun
     
tease2 [countable] informal
1 someone who enjoys making jokes at people, and embarrassing them, especially in a friendly way:
Don't take any notice of Joe - he's a big tease.
2 something that you say or do as a joke, to tease someone:
I'm sorry, it was only a tease.
3 someone who deliberately makes you sexually excited, but has no intention of having sex with you

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