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    "They can tease this incredibly prodigious kernel into so many different products "(the context:the guest and the compere are talking about the corn as an important crop in the U.S)
    my question:why did the guy use "tease"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1 View Post
    "They can tease this incredibly prodigious kernel into so many different products "(the context:the guest and the compere are talking about the corn as an important crop in the U.S)
    my question:why did the guy use "tease"?
    ~R
    It was a strange choice. One use of "tease" is to carefully separate something into pieces, but "turn" would have been a better choice.

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