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Definition of wrinkle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wrinkle
    he / she / it wrinkles
    past simple wrinkled
    -ing form wrinkling
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to make the skin on your face form into lines or folds; to form lines or folds in this way wrinkle something (up) She wrinkled up her nose in distaste. He wrinkled his brow in concentration. wrinkle (up) His face wrinkled in a grin.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] wrinkle (something) to form raised folds or lines in a messy way; to make something do this Her stockings were wrinkling at the knees.
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