transitive verb (tweezed; tweezing) Etymology: back-formation from tweezers Date: 1932 to pluck, remove, or handle with tweezers

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  • tweeze — (v.) to pluck with tweezers, 1932, back formation from TWEEZERS (Cf. tweezers) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tweeze — ► VERB ▪ pluck or pull with or as if with tweezers …   English terms dictionary

  • tweeze — [twēz] vt. tweezed, tweezing [back form. < TWEEZERS] to pluck with or as with tweezers …   English World dictionary

  • Tweeze — Tweese Tweese, Tweeze Tweeze, n. [OE. tweeze, tweese, fr. F. [ e]tuis, pl. of [ e]tui a case, sheath, box; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. MNG. stuche a wide sleeve in which articles could be carried, OHG. st[=u]hha, G. stauche a short and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tweeze — verb pluck with tweezers (Freq. 1) tweeze facial hair • Derivationally related forms: ↑tweezer • Hypernyms: ↑pluck, ↑tweak, ↑pull off, ↑pick off …   Useful english dictionary

  • tweeze — /tweez/, v.t., tweezed, tweezing. to pluck, as with tweezers. [1940 45; back formation from TWEEZERS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tweeze — verb To use tweezers to pluck something …   Wiktionary

  • tweeze — v. pluck with small pincers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tweeze — verb pluck or pull with or as if with tweezers. Origin 1930s: back form. from tweezers …   English new terms dictionary

  • tweeze — [[t]twiz[/t]] v. t. v. i. tweezed, tweez•ing to pluck, as with tweezers • Etymology: 1940–45; back formation from tweezers …   From formal English to slang

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