crease


crease
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noun
1 untidy line/fold
ADJECTIVE
deep
VERB + CREASE
have

She had lots of deep creases at the corners of her eyes.

iron out, remove, smooth, smooth out

She smoothed the creases from the tablecloth.

PREPOSITION
crease in

There were a lot of creases in her skirt.

2 neat line that is put onto fabric/paper
ADJECTIVE
sharp
PREPOSITION
crease in

He even has creases in his jeans.

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verb
ADVERB
a little, slightly, etc.

His shirt had creased a little in the suitcase.

PHRASES
be creased, get creased

Her clothes were badly creased.

Crease is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑brow, ↑face, ↑frown
Crease is used with these nouns as the object: ↑forehead

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • 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… …   English World dictionary

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  • 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… …   English dictionary


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