Definition of tease out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tease out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    tease somethingout

     
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  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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