- 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 [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.
NAmE//ˈrɪŋkl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wrinkle
he / she / it wrinkles
past simple wrinkled
-ing form wrinkling