- 1[transitive, intransitive] crease (something) to make lines on cloth or paper by folding or crushing it; to develop lines in this way Pack your suit carefully so that you don't crease it.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] crease (something) to make lines in the skin; to develop lines in the skin A frown creased her forehead. Her face creased into a smile. Word Origin late 16th cent.: probably a variant of crest.Extra examples Her clothes were badly creased. His shirt had creased a bit in the suitcase. This material creases very easily. His clothes had got badly creased. Pack your suit carefully so that you don’t crease it. Phrasal Verbscrease up
BrE BrE//kriːs//; NAmE NAmE//kriːs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crease
BrE BrE//kriːs//; NAmE NAmE//kriːs//he / she / it creases
BrE BrE//ˈkriːsɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːsɪz//past simple creased
BrE BrE//kriːst//; NAmE NAmE//kriːst//past participle creased
BrE BrE//kriːst//; NAmE NAmE//kriːst//-ing form creasing
BrE BrE//ˈkriːsɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːsɪŋ//