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English noun: crinkle

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

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

Synonymscrease, furrow, line, seam, wrinkle

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

English verb: crinkle

1. crinkle (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 crinkle the sheets

Synonymscrease, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle

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

2. crinkle (change) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

SamplesThis fabric won't wrinkle.

ExamplesThe sheets didn't crinkle, These fabrics crinkle easily

Synonymscrease, crumple, rumple, wrinkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up

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