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English noun: pleat

1. pleat (artifact) any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape


Broader (hypernym)bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication

Narrower (hyponym)box pleat, inverted pleat, kick pleat, knife pleat, tuck

English verb: pleat

1. pleat (contact) pleat or gather into a ruffle

SamplesRuffle the curtain fabric.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up

2. pleat (contact) fold into pleats,

SamplesPleat the cloth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up

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