- (v. t.) To comb or card, as wool or flax.
- (v. t.) To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.
- (v. t.) To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.
- (v. t.) To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague.
- (n.) One who teases or plagues.