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English noun: pucker

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


Synonymsruck


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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