Tease vs Bulling - What's the difference?

tease | bulling |

As verbs the difference between tease and bulling

is that tease is to separate the fibres of a fibrous material while bulling is .

As a noun tease

is one who teases.




  • To separate the fibres of a fibrous material.
  • To comb (originally with teasels) so that the fibres all lie in one direction.
  • To back-comb.
  • To poke fun at.
  • To provoke or disturb; to annoy.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:Hesuffered them to tease him into acts directly opposed to his strongest inclinations.
  • *1684 , , (Hudibras)
  • *:Not by the force of carnal reason, / But indefatigable teasing .
  • *
  • *:"My tastes," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects;."
  • To entice, to tempt.
  • Derived terms

    * tease out * teaser


    (en noun)
  • One who teases.
  • A single act of teasing.
  • A cock tease; an exotic dancer; a stripper.
  • Synonyms

    * (cock tease) cockteaser, prickteaser