change surface

Definitions of change surface
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v undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

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level, level off
become level or even
crust
form a crust or form into a crust
buckle, heave, warp
bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
curl, curve, kink
form a curl, curve, or kink
unfurl, unroll
unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
roll up, wrap up
form a cylinder by rolling
marbleise, marbleize
make something look like marble
smooth, smoothen
make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
roughen
make rough or rougher
fold, fold up, turn up
bend or lay so that one part covers the other
even, even out, flush, level
make level or straight
tease
raise the nap of (fabrics)
impress, imprint
mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
blob, blot, fleck, spot
make a spot or mark onto
strip
remove the thread (of screws)
lift
rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
pleat, plicate
fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
launch
smoothen the surface of
stamp
to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something
crease, furrow, wrinkle
make wrinkled or creased
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
rake
level or smooth with a rake
plane
make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane
grade
level to the right gradient
strickle, strike
smooth with a strickle
float
make the surface of level or smooth
sand, sandpaper
rub with sandpaper
sandblast
grind with a sandblast
file
smooth with a file
corrugate
fold into ridges
pleat, ruffle
pleat or gather into a ruffle
tuck
make a tuck or several folds in
crimp, pinch
make ridges into by pinching together
boss, emboss, stamp
raise in a relief
splotch
blotch or spot
defile, maculate, stain, sully, tarnish
make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
bespeckle, speckle
mark with small spots
bespatter, spatter
spot, splash, or soil
strickle
level off with a strickle in a measuring container
cross
fold so as to resemble a cross
collapse
fold or close up
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change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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