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Tickle, vb. to titillate, to affect with a prurient sensation: “which is as bad as die with --ing,” Ado III, 1, 80. “if my hair but t. me, I must scratch,” Mids. IV, 1, 28. “if you t. us, do we not laugh?” Merch. III, 1, 68. “the trout that must be caught with --ing,” Tw. II, 5, 26. “to t. our noses with spear-grass,” H4A II, 4, 340. “she --d his chin,” Troil. I, 2, 150. “--s still the sore,” III, 1, 130. “let wantons . . . t. the senseless rushes with their heels,” Rom. I, 4, 36. “--ing a parson's nose,” Rom. I, 4, 36 “the clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are --d o'the sere,” Hml. II, 2, 337 (cf. Sere). “smiling, as some fly had --d slumber,” Cymb. IV, 2, 210.
Metaphorically, == 1) to gratify in any manner, to cajole, to flatter, to stir up to pleasure or to lust; absol.: “mock with thy --ing beams eyes that are sleeping,” Lucr. 1090 (cf. Cymb. IV, 2, 210). “that smooth-faced gentleman, --ing commodity,” John II, 573. (the blood) “which else runs --ing up and down the veins, making that idiot laughter keep men's eyes,” John III, 3, 44. “unclasp the tables of their heart to every --ing reader,” Troil. IV, 5, 61 (every reader who knows how to handle them. Q and M. Edd. ticklish). “how fine this tyrant can t. where she wounds,” Cymb. I, 1, 85. With an object: to be so --d, they (my eyes) “would change their state with those dancing chips,” Sonn. 128, 9. “expectation, --ing skittish spirits,” Sonn. 128, 9. “the devil Luxury . . . --s these together,” V, 2, 56. “such a nature, --d with good success, disdains the shadow which he treads on,” Cor. I, 1, 264. 2) to nettle, to vex: “she's --d now; her fume needs no spurs,” H6B I, 3, 153. 3) to serve one right, to make one pay for it: “if he had not been in drink, he would have --d you othergates than he did,” Tw. V, 198. “I'll t. ye for a young prince,” H4A II, 4, 489. “I'll t. your catastrophe,” H4B II, 1, 66. “he'll t. it for his concupy,” Troil. V, 2, 177.
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