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crease

noun \ ˈkrēs \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of crease

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)

creaseless

play \ˈkrēs-ləs\ adjective

Examples of crease in a Sentence

  1. He ironed his pants to make the creases sharp.

  2. a crease in the paper

  3. tiny creases at the corners of his eyes

  4. Players from the opposing team may not enter the crease.

  5. The batsman moved out of the crease.

Recent Examples of crease from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of crease

probably alteration of earlier creaste, from Middle English creste crest

crease Synonyms

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


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crease

verb

Definition of crease

creased; creasing
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
intransitive verb
: to become creased

creaser

noun

Examples of crease in a Sentence

  1. a neatly creased pair of pants

  2. The pages of the book were stained and creased.

  3. She looked up, her face creasing into a smile.

Recent Examples of crease from the Web

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First Known Use of crease

1588

crease Synonyms

Synonyms
wrinkle, crinkle, furrow, rumple
Related Words
collapse, crumple, double, fold


CREASE Defined for English Language Learners

crease

noun

Definition of crease for English Language Learners

  • : a line or mark made by folding, pressing, or crushing something (such as cloth or a piece of paper)

  • : a line or fold in someone's skin

  • the crease : an area around or in front of a goal in some games (such as hockey)


crease

verb

Definition of crease for English Language Learners

  • : to fold, press, or crush (something, such as cloth or a piece of paper) so that a line or mark is formed : to put a crease in (something)

  • : to make a line or fold in (someone's skin)


CREASE Defined for Kids

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crease

noun \ ˈkrēs \

Definition of crease for Students

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

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crease

verb

Definition of crease for Students

creased; creasing
: 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

Medical Dictionary

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crease

noun \ ˈkrēs \

medical Definition of crease

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

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crease

verb

medical Definition of crease

creased; creasing
transitive verb
: to make a crease in or on
  • aging had creased her face
intransitive verb
: to become creased


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