Roast vs Tease - What's the difference?

roast | tease |


As verbs the difference between roast and tease

is that roast is (transitive|or|intransitive|or|ergative) to cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance while tease is to separate the fibres of a fibrous material.

As nouns the difference between roast and tease

is that roast is a cut of meat suited to roasting while tease is one who teases.

As an adjective roast

is having been cooked by roasting.

roast

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.
  • to roast meat on a spit
  • To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.
  • to roast a potato in ashes
  • * Francis Bacon
  • In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce difference to be discerned.
  • (transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat
  • Coffee beans need roasting before use.
    to roast chestnuts or peanuts
  • To heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
  • * Shakespeare
  • roasted in wrath and fire
  • (figuratively) To admonish someone vigorously
  • I’m late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.
  • (figuratively) To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
  • The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.
  • (metalworking) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
  • Coordinate terms

    * (to cook) bake, boil, broil, fry, grill, poach, toast

    Derived terms

    * roasting ear * roasting jack

    Noun

  • (en noun)
  • A cut of meat suited to roasting
  • A meal consisting of roast foods.
  • The degree to which something, especially coffee, is roasted.
  • Dark roast''' means that the coffee bean has been roasted to a higher temperature and for a longer period of time than in light '''roast .
  • (Originally fraternal) A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
  • Derived terms

    * nut roast

    Adjective

    (-)
  • having been cooked by roasting
  • (figuratively) subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized
  • See also

    * barbecue * chargrill * grill * joint * roasties

    tease

    English

    Verb

    (teas)
  • 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

    Noun

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

    * (cock tease) cockteaser, prickteaser

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