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Noun: crease  krees
  1. An angular or rounded shape made by folding
    "a crease in his trousers";
    - fold, plication, flexure, crimp, bend
  2. A slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface
    "ironing gets rid of most creases";
    - wrinkle, furrow, crinkle, seam, line
  3. A Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
    - kris, creese [archaic]
Verb: crease  krees
  1. Make wrinkled or creased
    "crease one's brow";
    - furrow, wrinkle
  2. Scrape gently
    "crease the skin";
    - graze, rake
  3. Become wrinkled, crumpled or creased
    "This fabric won't crease";
    - rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crinkle
  4. [archaic] Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; 'crisp' is archaic
    "crease the paper like this to make a crane";
    - wrinkle [archaic], ruckle [archaic], crinkle [archaic], scrunch [archaic], scrunch up [archaic], crisp [archaic]

Sounds like: kris, creese

Derived forms: creases, creased, creasing

Type of: angular shape, angularity, brush, dagger, depression, fold, fold up, impression, imprint, sticker, turn up

Part of: cutis, skin, tegument

Encyclopedia: Crease