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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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