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Definition of 'crease'


  1. an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
       Synonyms: fold plication flexure crimp bend
  2. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
       Synonyms: wrinkle furrow crinkle seam line
  3. a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
       Synonyms: kris creese


  1. make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled"
       Synonyms: wrinkle ruckle crinkle scrunch scrunch up crisp
  2. make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow"
       Synonyms: furrow wrinkle
  3. scrape gently; "graze the skin"
       Synonyms: graze rake
  4. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
       Synonyms: rumple crumple wrinkle crinkle

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