pucker

Pucker is a verb for what happens when something smooth or flat gets folded up into little wrinkles, like how you pucker your lips when you go to kiss someone — you, wild flirt, you!

When you use a sewing machine, sometimes the cloth puckers in wrinkly clumps that make it hard to sew in a straight line. Most of the time, it’s lips that do the puckering, maybe because you want a kiss, but also sucking on a lemon can make your lips pucker. If someone tells you to “pucker up,” they might want to kiss you, or they might throw a sour pickle at your head. Either way, get ready.

Definitions of pucker
1

v gather something into small wrinkles or folds

“She puckered her lips”
Synonyms:
cockle, crumple, knit, rumple
draw
contract
Type of:
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

v draw together into folds or puckers

Synonyms:
gather, tuck
Type of:
run up, sew, sew together, stitch
fasten by sewing; do needlework

v become wrinkled or drawn together

“her lips puckered
Synonyms:
ruck, ruck up
Type of:
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

n an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

Synonyms:
ruck
Type of:
bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication
an angular or rounded shape made by folding

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