verb. to pester, provoke, or torture another individual via different forms of irritating actions, like name-calling, offenses, or repetitive annoyances. Teasing can be an affectionate play-type activity among friends, or spiteful and mean.

TEASE: "The policies for our school specifically state no child may tease or torment another child."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "TEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tease/ (accessed January 16, 2019).