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

 

pucker

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpʌkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌkər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pucker
BrE BrE//ˈpʌkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌkər//
 
he / she / it puckers
BrE BrE//ˈpʌkəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌkərz//
 
past simple puckered
BrE BrE//ˈpʌkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌkərd//
 
past participle puckered
BrE BrE//ˈpʌkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌkərd//
 
-ing form puckering
BrE BrE//ˈpʌkərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌkərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] pucker (something) (up) to form or to make something form small folds or lines His face puckered, and he was ready to cry. She puckered her lips. puckered fabric Word Origin late 16th cent. (as a verb): probably frequentative, from the base of poke Scottish ‘a bag or small sack’ and pocket (suggesting the formation of small purse-like gatherings).
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