Associations to the word «Crease»


CREASE, noun. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
CREASE, noun. (cricket) One of the white lines drawn on the pitch to show different areas of play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling crease and the return crease.
CREASE, noun. (lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go.
CREASE, noun. (ice hockey) The goal crease; an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue.
CREASE, verb. (transitive) To make a crease in; to wrinkle.
CREASE, verb. (transitive) To lightly bloody; to graze.
CREASE, noun. Archaic form of kris.
CREASE UP, verb. (informal) To laugh (or make someone laugh) uncontrollably.

Dictionary definition

CREASE, noun. An angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow".
CREASE, noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles".
CREASE, noun. A Malayan dagger with a wavy blade.
CREASE, verb. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane".
CREASE, verb. Make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow".
CREASE, verb. Scrape gently; "graze the skin".
CREASE, verb. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle".

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