Definition of crease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kriːs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kriːs//
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  1. 1an untidy line that is made in cloth or paper when it is pressed or crushed She smoothed the creases out of her skirt. a shirt made of crease-resistant material
  2. 2a neat line that you make in something, for example when you fold it trousers with a sharp crease in the legs
  3. 3a line in the skin, especially on the face creases around the eyes
  4. 4(in cricket) a white line on the ground near each wicket that marks the position of the bowler and the batsman He spent six hours at the crease (= he was batting for six hours). See related entries: Cricket
  5. Word Originlate 16th cent.: probably a variant of crest.Extra examples She had lots of deep creases at the corners of her eyes. She smoothed the creases from the tablecloth. There were a lot of creases in her skirt. a sharp crease in his trousers He ironed out the creases in his shirt. My mother always irons creases into my trousers.
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