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tease

To work out a surface defect, as on a varnished surface.
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Few participants were in the excessive fat categories, but overweight individuals are teased about their physical appearance more frequently (Goldfield et al.
8% of CLP patients in this study reported that they were teased due to cleft condition.
Researchers found that participants who had been teased about their weight as children had higher indicators of disordered eating behaviors, including avoiding food, eating concerns, weight concerns, inappropriate compensatory behaviors--such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of medicine and excessive exercise--and binge eating than those who were not teased.
They told Katie they'd j also been teased for many things including things they had in common with her: being science fiction fans, wearing glasses, being Jewish, or being adopted.
The troopers beat the conductor and also teased some girls, travelling in the vehicle.
Legislators and the governor loosened the standards last year, however, because they were concerned about overweight kids being teased and humiliated.
The purpose of the Child-Adolescent Teasing Scale (CATS) project was to develop a psychometrically defensible instrument to measure teasing among middle school students from diverse backgrounds that could be used as a screening measure to identify those at risk for psychosocial problems from being chronically teased.
Kahn (1995) found that children who were teased about their body type were two to three times more likely to think about or to attempt suicide than those who were not teased.
While they stood in line at the snack bar, Rourke teased Harris about losing a game and pushed him, witnesses said.
When they have conflicts--get teased or "dissed," and feel excluded from their friends--they can find a way to deal with it.
One of Julianna's friends dropped a note in the Bully Box after being teased about her religion.