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

 

crinkle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkrɪŋkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪŋkl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crinkle
BrE BrE//ˈkrɪŋkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪŋkl//
 
he / she / it crinkles
BrE BrE//ˈkrɪŋklz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪŋklz//
 
past simple crinkled
BrE BrE//ˈkrɪŋkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪŋkld//
 
past participle crinkled
BrE BrE//ˈkrɪŋkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪŋkld//
 
-ing form crinkling
BrE BrE//ˈkrɪŋklɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪŋklɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to become covered with or to form a lot of thin folds or lines, especially in skin, cloth or paper He smiled, his eyes crinkling. Her face crinkled up in a smile. The pages crinkled and curled and turned to ashes in the fire. crinkle something The binding had faded and the pages were crinkled. Word Origin late Middle English: related to Old English crincan ‘bend, yield, fall in battle’, of Germanic origin.
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