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Pluck, grasp, or pull with or as if with tweezers.‘the brows were tweezed to an almost invisible line’
- ‘You want to go clean out the fridge, or tweeze your eyebrows.’
- ‘It finds its heroine beautiful even in her imperfections, doesn't change her dress or tweeze her brows or put her in blush along the way.’
- ‘Is it not enough that I shave, wax and tweeze every inch of my fake-n-bake body?’
- ‘How do you expect me to lead a normal adult life after being raised by a man who tweezes his eyebrows?’
- ‘She tweezed out two freshly surfaced hairs in her mole.’
- ‘If you can afford waxing, i'd also suggest you have your eyebrows waxed rather than tweezed if this is your preference.’
- ‘When I looked back she was angling a mirror to see what must have been offensively dark chin hairs so she could tweeze them out.’
- ‘Sometimes on these mornings, Mum sat on my bed and let me stare up into her face… eyes the colour of espresso, high cheeks plump and pink, brows dark like olives and tweezed to perfection.’
- ‘She is sitting on her bed, tweezing her eyebrows.’
- ‘And fifteen exciting hours later of learning how to tweeze eyebrows and match that skirt for every occasion, we had reached Tennessee.’
- ‘Don't tweeze them all away, but don't go for the furry effect, either.’
- ‘I smirked up at him, arching one of my finely tweezed eyebrows.’
- ‘Some tweeze, wax, or shave hairs they don't care to have, whether they are in the axillary area, the legs, or on the face.’
- ‘My favorite beauty enhancer is to get my eyebrows tweezed or waxed regularly.’
- ‘I'm tweezed, conditioned, hot oiled, hot waxed, manicured, pedicured, glossed, concealed, spritzed and sprayed.’
- ‘Groom your brows at night - the best time to tweeze strays, giving your skin a chance to heal from postplucking redness or irritation.’
- ‘I'm fortunate not to have a lot coming up on the chin, but once in a while you get a few, and they have to be tweezed out.’
- ‘It's a bona fide pain, getting your eyebrows tweezed, being threaded.’
- ‘After years of tweezing my eyebrows they are now very scarce and look untidy, how can I achieve neat looking brows?’
- ‘For the best results, tweeze hairs one at a time in the direction of hair growth.’
1930s: back-formation from tweezer (see tweezers).
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