(Old English) tweeze, tweese, from (French) étuis, of étui a case, sheath, box; probably of Teutonic origin; confer MNG. stuche a wide sleeve in which articles could be carried, (Old High German) stuhha, German stauche a short and narrow muff. Cf Etui, Tweezers.
A surgeon's case of instruments. Howell.
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Back-formation from tweezers.
tweeze (third-person singular simple present tweezes, present participle tweezing, simple past and past participle tweezed) To use tweezers to pluck something.
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