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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.


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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