crease

  • 1 Crease — may refer to: A Line (geometry) or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance Crease (band), American hard rock band that formed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1994 Crease (cricket), area demarcated by white lines painted or chalked on …

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  • 2 Crease — Crease, n. [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness, krausen, kr[aum]usen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple, crease.] 1. A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 crease up — ˌcrease ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they crease up he/she/it creases up present participle creasing up past tense …

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  • 4 crease — crease·less; in·crease·ment; crease; de·crease; in·crease; …

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  • 5 Crease — Crease, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Creased} (kr?st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Creasing}.] To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling. [1913 Webster] Creased, like dog s ears in a folio. Gray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 crease — ► NOUN 1) a line or ridge produced on paper, cloth, etc. by folding, pressing, or crushing. 2) Cricket any of a number of lines marked on the pitch at specified places. ► VERB 1) make a crease in. 2) become creased. 3) (crease up) Brit. i …

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  • 7 crease — crease1 [krēs] n. [earlier creaste, lit., ridge < ME creste, crece,CREST] 1. a line, mark, or ridge made by folding and pressing cloth, paper, etc. [the crease in trousers] 2. a fold or wrinkle [creases in a jowl] 3. Cricket any of the lines… …

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  • 8 Crease — (kr[=e]s), n. See {Creese}. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 crease — [n] fold, wrinkle bend, bulge, cockle, corrugation, furrow, groove, line, overlap, pleat, plica, pucker, ridge, rimple, rivel, ruck, rugosity, tuck; concepts 452,757 crease [v] fold, rumple bend, cockle, corrugate, crimp, crinkle, crumple, dog… …

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  • 10 crease — (n.) 1660s, altered from creaste a ridge, perhaps a variant of CREST (Cf. crest), via meaning a fold in a length of cloth (mid 15c.) which produced a crest. As a verb, from 1580s. Related: Creased; creasing …

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  • 11 crease — I UK [kriːs] / US [krɪs] noun Word forms crease : singular crease plural creases 1) [countable] a line made on cloth or paper when it is folded or crushed 2) [countable] a line on someone s skin, especially on the face She has creases at the… …

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  • 12 crease — [[t]kri͟ːs[/t]] creases, creasing, creased 1) N COUNT: usu pl Creases are lines that are made in cloth or paper when it is crushed or folded. She stood up, frowning at the creases in her silk dress... Papa flattened the creases of the map with… …

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  • 13 crease — 1. noun /ˈkɹiːs/ a) A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced. His pants had a nice sharp crease. b) One of the white lines drawn on the …

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  • 14 crease — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 untidy line/fold ADJECTIVE ▪ deep VERB + CREASE ▪ have ▪ She had lots of deep creases at the corners of her eyes. ▪ iron out …

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  • 15 crease — crease1 [kri:s] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from crest] 1.) a line on a piece of cloth, paper etc where it has been folded, crushed, or pressed ▪ She smoothed the creases from her skirt. ▪ I ll have to iron out the creases. 2.) a fold in …

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  • 16 crease — crease1 [ kris ] noun 1. ) count a line made on cloth or paper when it is folded or crushed 2. ) count a line on someone s skin, especially on the face: WRINKLE: She has creases at the corners of her eyes. 3. ) singular the area in front of the… …

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  • 17 crease — I. /kris / (say krees) noun 1. a line or mark produced in anything by folding; a fold; a ridge; a furrow. 2. the sharp vertical ridge in the front and at the back of each leg of a pair of trousers, produced by pressing. 3. Cricket one of three… …

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  • 18 crease — crease1 creaseless, adj. creaser, n. /krees/, n., v., creased, creasing. n. 1. a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow. 2. a wrinkle, esp. one on the face. 3. the straight, vertical edge or line… …

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  • 19 crease — A line or linear depression as produced by a fold. SEE ALSO: fold, groove, line. digital c. one of the grooves on the palmar surface of a finger, at the level of an …

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  • 20 crease — 1 noun 1 (C) a line on cloth, paper etc, made by folding, crushing or pressing it: You ve got a crease in your dress where you ve been sitting. | I can never get the creases straight in these trousers. 2 (singular) the line where the player has… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English