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English noun: crease

1. crease (shape) an angular or rounded shape made by folding

SamplesA fold in the napkin.
A crease in his trousers.
A plication on her blouse.
A flexure of the colon.
A bend of his elbow.

Synonymsbend, crimp, flexure, fold, plication

Broader (hypernym)angular shape, angularity

Narrower (hyponym)kink, plait, pleat, pucker, ruck, twirl, twist

2. crease (shape) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

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

Synonymscrinkle, 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

3. crease (artifact) a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade

Synonymscreese, kris

Broader (hypernym)dagger, sticker

English verb: crease

1. crease (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 crease the sheets

Synonymscrinkle, 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. crease (contact) make wrinkled or creased

SamplesFurrow one's brow.

Synonymsfurrow, wrinkle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up

3. crease (contact) scrape gently

SamplesGraze the skin.

Synonymsgraze, rake

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brush

Narrower (hyponym)shave

4. crease (change) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

SamplesThis fabric won't wrinkle.

ExamplesThe sheets didn't crease, These fabrics crease easily

Synonymscrinkle, crumple, rumple, wrinkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up

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