tease (one) into (doing something)

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tease (one) into (doing something)

To provoke or incite one to do something by mocking, gibing, or making fun of them. My friends teased me into joining the football team, saying I was a sissy if I didn't. I kind of liked my mullet, but everyone at work teased me into getting it cut.
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She does a great job of teasing us into wanting more.
With the weather teasing us into summer, it's time to think about a shirt dress.