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Meaning & Definition of Crease in English

English

Crease

/kris/

noun

1. An angular or rounded shape made by folding

  • "A fold in the napkin"
  • "A crease in his trousers"
  • "A plication on her blouse"
  • "A flexure of the colon"
  • "A bend of his elbow"
    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • plication
  • ,
  • flexure
  • ,
  • crimp
  • ,
  • bend

2. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

  • "His face has many lines"
  • "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
    synonym:
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • furrow
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • crinkle
  • ,
  • seam
  • ,
  • line

3. A malayan dagger with a wavy blade

    synonym:
  • kris
  • ,
  • creese
  • ,
  • crease

verb

1. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface

  • Make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
  • "The dress got wrinkled"
  • "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
    synonym:
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • ruckle
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • crinkle
  • ,
  • scrunch
  • ,
  • scrunch up
  • ,
  • crisp

2. Make wrinkled or creased

  • "Furrow one's brow"
    synonym:
  • furrow
  • ,
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • crease

3. Scrape gently

  • "Graze the skin"
    synonym:
  • graze
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • rake

4. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

  • "This fabric won't wrinkle"
    synonym:
  • rumple
  • ,
  • crumple
  • ,
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • crinkle