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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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