Crease - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kriːs|  American pronunciation of the word crease
Brit.  |kriːs|  British pronunciation of the word crease

noun

- an angular or rounded shape made by folding(syn: bend, crimp, flexure, fold, plication)
- a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface (syn: crinkle, furrow, line, seam, wrinkle)
- a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade (syn: creese, kris)

verb

- make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic(syn: crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, wrinkle)
- make wrinkled or creased (syn: furrow, wrinkle)
- scrape gently (syn: graze, rake)
- become wrinkled or crumpled or creased (syn: crinkle, crumple, rumple, wrinkle)

Examples

He ironed his pants to make the creases sharp.

tiny creases at the corners of his eyes

Players from the opposing team may not enter the crease.

The batsman moved out of the crease.

a neatly creased pair of pants

The pages of the book were stained and creased.

She looked up, her face creasing into a smile.

You've creased up my good shirt.

It's a nice dress, but it creases very easily.

The old woman's face was creased up with age.

His face creased with worry.

The child's face creased up and soon he started crying.

Her jokes really creased me (up).

She smoothed the creases from her skirt.

I'll have to iron out the creases.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: crease
he/she/it: creases
present participle: creasing
past tense: creased
past participle: creased
noun
singular: crease
plural: creases
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