crease

Primary Meanings of crease

1.
nv
an angular or rounded shape made by folding
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
2.
v
scrape gently
3.
n
a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
Full Definitions of crease
1

n an angular or rounded shape made by folding

“a crease in his trousers”
Synonyms:
bend, crimp, flexure, fold, plication
Types:
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plait, pleat
any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
kink, twirl, twist
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck
an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
box pleat
a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
inverted pleat
a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
kick pleat
pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
knife pleat
a single pleat turned in one direction
tuck
a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
Type of:
angular shape, angularity
a shape having one or more sharp angles

n a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

Synonyms:
crinkle, furrow, line, seam, wrinkle
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crow's feet, crow's foot, laugh line
a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
dermatoglyphic
the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)
frown line
a facial wrinkle associated with frowning
life line, lifeline, line of life
a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
heart line, line of heart, love line, mensal line
a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
line of Saturn, line of destiny, line of fate
a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
Type of:
depression, impression, imprint
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

v make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

crease the paper like this to make a crane”
Synonyms:
crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
Types:
cockle, crumple, knit, pucker, rumple
to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
pucker, ruck, ruck up
become wrinkled or drawn together
Type of:
fold, fold up, turn up
bend or lay so that one part covers the other

v make wrinkled or creased

Synonyms:
furrow, wrinkle
Type of:
fold, fold up, turn up
bend or lay so that one part covers the other

v become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

Synonyms:
crinkle, crumple, rumple, wrinkle
Type of:
fold, fold up
become folded or folded up
2

v scrape gently

Synonyms:
graze, rake
Types:
shave
touch the surface of lightly
skive
remove the surface of
Type of:
brush
touch lightly and briefly
3

n a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade

Synonyms:
creese, kris
Type of:
dagger, sticker
a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing

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