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

     

    crease

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crease

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