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crease

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[ krees ]
/ kris /
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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.

RELATED WORDS

crinkle, wrinkle, pucker, pleat, ridge, purse, cockle, plait, bend, crimp, crumple, dog-ear, corrugate

Nearby words

creampuff, creamware, creamwove, creamy, creance, crease, crease-resistant, creasy, create, create a scene, creatinase

Origin of crease

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1400–50; late Middle English creeste, crest, apparently special use of crest
SYNONYMS FOR crease
Related formscrease·less, adjectivecreas·er, nounun·creased, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for creased (1 of 2)

crease

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/ (kriːs) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscreaseless, adjectivecreaser, nouncreasy, adjective

Word Origin for crease

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

British Dictionary definitions for creased (2 of 2)

crease

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/ (kriːs) /

noun

a rare spelling of kris
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Word Origin and History for creased

crease


n.

1660s, altered from creaste "a ridge," perhaps a variant of crest, via meaning "a fold in a length of cloth" (mid-15c.) which produced a crest. As a verb, from 1580s. Related: Creased; creasing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for creased

crease

[ krēs ]

n.

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