crease

noun
\ ˈkrēs How to pronounce crease (audio) \

Definition of crease

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a line, mark, or ridge made by or as if by folding a pliable substance
2 : a specially marked area in various sports especially : an area surrounding or in front of a goal (as in lacrosse or hockey)

crease

verb
creased; creasing

Definition of crease (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make a crease in or on : wrinkle a smile creased her face
2 : to wound slightly especially by grazing creased by a bullet

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Other Words from crease

Noun

creaseless \ ˈkrēs-​ləs How to pronounce crease (audio) \ adjective

Verb

creaser noun

Synonyms for crease

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of crease in a Sentence

Noun He ironed his pants to make the creases sharp. a crease in the paper tiny creases at the corners of his eyes Players from the opposing team may not enter the crease. The batsman moved out of the crease. Verb a neatly creased pair of pants The pages of the book were stained and creased. She looked up, her face creasing into a smile. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Schultz found a crease within a maze of bodies in front of the net and blasted the puck through to make it 2-0, and Oshie finished off a pass from Kuznetsov on a 2-on-1 break to make it 3-0. Tim Reynolds, Sun Sentinel, 11 May 2022 Returning to even strength, the Lions cycled the ball around multiple times, patiently looking for an opening as Brothers found a crease. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 11 May 2022 Her makeup, courtesy of Molly Greenwald, featured an understated floating-crease eyeliner look that elevated the ensemble's elegance while still maintaining its overall edge. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 May 2022 Quick is usually a man of many saves and few words, more comfortable facing wicked slap shots and crease-crashing opponents than talking to the media. Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2022 Her monochrome makeup starts with a few shades of pink eye shadow that makeup artist Alexx Mayo blended into a cut crease on her lid with lengthy lashes. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 27 Apr. 2022 Buy It, $12 Like a beauty filter in a tube, this long-lasting concealer offers up to 30 hours of wear and leaves you with a full-coverage, crease-proof finish that's also sweat-proof. Health.com, 20 Apr. 2022 And the phone’s design aims to prevent the appearance of a crease in the middle. Chris Smith, BGR, 19 Apr. 2022 Our favorite such detail might just be the way the body sides roll through 90 degrees to meet the side glass with no chamfer, crease, or molding. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 18 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The cream eyeshadow is super pigmented and doesn't crease or smudge. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Dec. 2021 Before hanging, gently crease the bat wings to create a 3D design. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2021 Akers has a trim gray mustache, a military crew cut and soft brown eyes that crease at the corners. New York Times, 28 Sep. 2021 With the seam placed at the center, crease the long edges. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Sep. 2021 Make the Bow To make the velvet bow, fold the longest piece in half with the velvet facing out and crease in the center. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 June 2021 Advertisements say silk’s smooth surface won’t wrinkle or crease the skin, which causes fine lines to form. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 Use a metal spatula to press and crease the folds of parchment against the sides of the pot. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2021 Grab yourself a set of these satin pillowcases (which are a much more budget-friendly alternative to popular silk pillowcases) to prevent sleep creases because the soft material is less likely to crease your skin. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 15 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of crease

Noun

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1588, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for crease

Noun

probably alteration of earlier creaste, from Middle English creste crest

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Last Updated

16 May 2022

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“Crease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crease. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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crease

noun
\ ˈkrēs How to pronounce crease (audio) \

Kids Definition of crease

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a line or mark made by folding, pressing, or wrinkling

crease

verb
creased; creasing

Kids Definition of crease (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a line or lines in or on I used an iron to crease my pants. Judd's mom creased her forehead.— Margo Sorenson, Firewatch

crease

noun
\ ˈkrēs How to pronounce crease (audio) \

Medical Definition of crease

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a line or mark made by or as if by folding a pliable substance (as the skin)

crease

verb
creased; creasing

Medical Definition of crease (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a crease in or on aging had creased her face

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