Definition of tease out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tease out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to remove knots from hair, wool, etc. by gently pulling or brushing it
  2. 2to spend time trying to find out information or the meaning of something, especially when this is complicated or difficult The teacher helped them tease out the meaning of the poem.
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