crease

[ krees ]
/ kris /

noun

verb (used with object), creased, creas·ing.

to make a crease or creases in or on; wrinkle.
to wound or stun by a furrowing or superficial shot: The bullet merely creased his shoulder.

verb (used without object), creased, creas·ing.

to become creased.

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Origin of crease

1400–50; late Middle English creeste, crest, apparently special use of crest

OTHER WORDS FROM crease

creaseless, adjectivecreaser, nounun·creased, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crease (1 of 2)

crease1
/ (kriːs) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of crease

creaseless, adjectivecreaser, nouncreasy, adjective

Word Origin for crease

C15: from earlier crēst; probably related to Old French cresté wrinkled

British Dictionary definitions for crease (2 of 2)

crease2
/ (kriːs) /

noun

a rare spelling of kris
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Medical definitions for crease

crease
[ krēs ]

n.

A line made by folding or wrinkling, as in the skin.
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