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English noun: wrinkle

1. wrinkle (shape) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface


SamplesHis face has many lines.
Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles.


Synonymscrease, crinkle, furrow, line, seam


Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint


Narrower (hyponym)crow's feet, crow's foot, dermatoglyphic, frown line, heart line, laugh line, life line, lifeline, line of destiny, line of fate, line of heart, line of life, line of Saturn, love line, mensal line


Part meronymcutis, skin, tegument

2. wrinkle (cognition) a minor difficulty


SamplesThey finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out.


Broader (hypernym)difficulty

3. wrinkle (cognition) a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)


Broader (hypernym)method


English verb: wrinkle

1. wrinkle (contact) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker


SamplesPurse ones's lips.


Synonymspurse


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contract

2. wrinkle (contact) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in


SamplesThe dress got wrinkled.
Crease the paper like this to make a crane.


ExamplesThey wrinkle the sheets


Synonymscrease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up


Narrower (hyponym)cockle, crumple, knit, pucker, pucker, ruck, ruck up, rumple

3. wrinkle (contact) make wrinkled or creased


SamplesFurrow one's brow.


Synonymscrease, furrow


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


Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up

4. wrinkle (change) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased


SamplesThis fabric won't wrinkle.


ExamplesThe sheets didn't wrinkle, These fabrics wrinkle easily


Synonymscrease, crinkle, crumple, rumple


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up









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