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English noun: pucker

1. pucker (shape) an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)


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

English verb: pucker

1. pucker (contact) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

SamplesShe puckered her lips.

ExamplesThey pucker the sheets

Synonymscockle, crumple, knit, rumple

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

Broader (hypernym)crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle

Verb groupdraw

2. pucker (contact) draw together into folds or puckers

Synonymsgather, tuck

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)run up, sew, sew together, stitch

3. pucker (contact) become wrinkled or drawn together

SamplesHer lips puckered.

ExamplesThe sheets didn't pucker

Synonymsruck, ruck up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle

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