Crease Definition

krēs
creased, creases, creasing
noun
creases
A line, mark, or ridge made by folding and pressing cloth, paper, etc.
The crease in trousers.
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A fold or wrinkle.
Creases in a jowl.
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In lacrosse, the circle marked around the goal into which offensive players cannot enter.
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An area marked off by lines in front of or around the goal cage, which cannot be entered by players on the offense except under certain conditions.
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Any of the lines that mark off the station of the batsman or of the bowler.
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verb
creased, creases, creasing
To fold and make a crease in.
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To become creased.
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To wrinkle; muss.
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To graze and injure slightly with a bullet.
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Other Word Forms of Crease

Noun

Singular:
crease
Plural:
creases

Origin of Crease

  • Alteration of creaste perhaps from Middle English creste ridge crest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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