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A puzzle or riddle that is challenging to solve. Boy, that's a real brain-teaser—anyone got any ideas for what it could mean?
A puzzle or riddle that is challenging to solve. Boy, that's a real brain-twister—anyone got any ideas for what it could mean?
A short preview or sample of something meant to generate interest and excitement. The movie studio just released a teaser for the newest movie in their beloved superhero franchise. At the end of the book signing, the author read out a brief teaser from the next book she was working on.
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n. a puzzle, especially one that requires thinking. Can you help me with this brain-teaser? I can spend my whole vacation doing brain-twisters.
1. n. a (found) cigarette butt. The hobo picked up the teaser from the street and put it in a little bag.
2. n. a brief sample of something, such as a performance. The teasers they showed before the film were the best part of the evening.
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