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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
crease
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
your brow furrows/creases/wrinkles (=lines appear on your brow because you are thinking or are worried)
▪ His brow furrowed. ‘I don’t understand,’ he said.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
smooth
▪ Sixty-Four Donna put down the note and ran her hands over the paper, as if trying to smooth out the creases.
▪ Fernando drew away from her and Ruth scrambled to her feet, smoothing the creases from her dress.
▪ She paused briefly to tidy her hair and smooth the creases from her skirt, then led the way into the house.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I'll see if I can iron some of those creases out of your dress.
▪ I folded the paper back into its original creases and put it into the drawer.
▪ The defendant wore a blue blazer, a white shirt, and gray pants with a sharp crease.
▪ When he smiles, you can see the creases around his mouth and his eyes.
▪ When I unpacked my suitcase, all my shirts had creases in them.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Alice watched her match the trouser creases and set them carefully on the ironing board.
▪ From there, Sacco went to the top of the crease hoping for a rebound.
▪ Ribbons of trees along now-dry creeks paint creases of green between charred hills.
▪ There are quotidian bumps and creases and noteworthy spills all along the way that need attention.
▪ There was a deep vertical crease in the driver's door, and the door wasn't hanging right.
▪ Use a brush to push chocolate into the creases of the moulds for an absolutely even finish.
▪ Use the Steamatic's crease remover accessory with the towel to remove greasy marks and creases from your clothes and curtains.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
up
▪ Jo could imitate anybody and always made him crease up, even without the dope.
▪ Shorr has splattered the work with white paint, and violently creased up the photo underneath.
■ NOUN
brow
▪ She sensed through the darkness, brow creased.
frown
▪ She stirred, a slight frown creasing her forehead, but her face relaxed again, and became peaceful.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Linen is a beautiful fabric but it creases very easily and needs to be pressed regularly.
▪ These pants crease very easily.
▪ These trousers will crease if you don't hang them up properly.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A shadow of a smile creased her mouth; but it was circumstantial, not genuine.
▪ My glasses are creased by running water and I can no longer see past the end of the boat.
▪ Obviously, he liked to work amidst clutter, and it wouldn't bother him if a few pages were creased.
▪ Shorr has splattered the work with white paint, and violently creased up the photo underneath.
▪ The way her blouse creased from the waist down, having been tucked in all day.
▪ The younger policeman noticed that his pyjamas were hardly creased.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
crease

Creese \Creese\ (kr[=e]s), n. [Malay. kris.] A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a serpentine blade. [Written also crease and kris.]

From a Malayan creese to a sailor's jackknife.
--Julian Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
crease

1660s, altered from creaste "a ridge," perhaps a variant of crest (n.), via meaning "a fold in a length of cloth" (mid-15c.) which produced a crest. In sports, first in cricket (1779), where it was originally cut into the ground. As a verb, from 1580s. Related: Creased; creasing.

Wiktionary
crease

Etymology 1 n. 1 A line or mark made by folding or double any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced. 2 (context cricket English) 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. 3 (context lacrosse English) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go. 4 (context ice hockey English) The goal crease; an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make a crease in; to wrinkle. 2 (context transitive English) To lightly bloody; to graze. Etymology 2

n. (archaic form of kris English)

WordNet
crease
  1. n. 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" [syn: fold, plication, flexure, crimp, bend]

  2. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles" [syn: wrinkle, furrow, crinkle, seam, line]

  3. a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade [syn: kris, creese]

crease
  1. v. make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled" [syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp]

  2. make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow" [syn: furrow, wrinkle]

  3. scrape gently; "graze the skin" [syn: graze, rake]

  4. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crinkle]

Wikipedia
Crease

Crease may refer to:

  • A line (geometry) or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance
  • Crease (band), American hard rock band that formed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1994
  • Crease pattern, origami diagram type that consists of all or most of the creases in the final model
  • Crease Range, mountain range in northernwestern British Columbia, Canada
  • Skin crease, areas of skin where it folds
Crease (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, the crease is a certain area demarcated by white lines painted or chalked on the field of play, and pursuant to the rules of cricket they help determine legal play in different ways for the fielding and batting side. They define the area within which the batsmen and bowlers operate. The term crease may refer to any of the lines themselves, particularly the popping crease, or to the region that they demark. Law 9 of the Laws of Cricket governs the size and position of the crease markings, and defines the actual line as the back edge of the width of the marked line on the grass, i.e., the edge nearest to the wicket at that end.

Four creases (one popping crease, one bowling crease, and two return creases) are drawn at each end of the pitch, around the two sets of stumps. The batsmen generally play in and run between the areas defined by the creases at each end of the pitch. The bowling creases lie 22 yards (66 feet or 20.12 m) away, and marks the other end of the pitch. For the fielding side, the crease defines whether there is a no ball because a fielder has encroached on the pitch or the wicket-keeper has moved in front of the wicket before they are permitted to do so. In addition, historically part of the bowler's back foot in the delivery stride was required to fall behind the bowling crease to avoid a delivery being a no ball. This rule was replaced by a requirement that part of the bowler's front foot in the delivery stride must fall behind the popping crease (see below).

Crease (band)

Crease is an American hard rock band that formed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1994.

Three quarters of the band (Kelly Meister and brothers Fritz & Eric Dorigo) originally came from the Alt-Thrash band XSF (Excessive), which formed late in 1985. When their bass player quit the band to get married, friend of the band, Greg Gershengorn was brought in to replace him. Once a few shows that were previously booked as Excessive were completed, the band changed their name to Crease and started writing all new material. The band recorded a full-length studio album, Interference, on a local indie label in 1995. But it wasn’t until the self-financed/self released album ...Six Pack Shy Of Pretty was released in 1998, that the group found success. Their major label release, Vindication and Indie release Only Human, would follow.

Crease (surname)

Crease is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Henry Pering Pellew Crease (1823–1905), British lawyer, judge, and politician
  • Jimmy Crease (born 1949), former association football player
  • Kevin Crease (1936–2007), South Australian television presenter and newsreader
  • Robert P. Crease (born 1953), American philosopher and historian of science

Usage examples of "crease".

As soon as she had done so, Maude strapped her wrists to the front legs of the apparatus, whilst Alice made her slim ankles fast to the other legs, thus spread-eagling her startlingly jutting, white, twitching bottom out and up in the most lascivious way, so that the secret ambery crease between the naked hillocks was lewdly distended and every portion of her private anatomy exposed not only to the gaze of her executioner but also to the searching tips of the slender withes of the fresh new rod which Maude now handed her chum with sparkling eyes.

The ruined hat was replaced with a new confection from the bandbox, and the gown with a fresh one, only barely creased.

The skin was broken nowhere, but here and there, particularly at sensitive places near the shadowy crease which separated the globes one could see dark splotches and stigmata as evidences that the birching had been rather severe.

He posed against a ceiba tree, his camouflage fatigues starched and creased, his jump wings flashing on his chest, an Uzi machine pistol slung casually over his right shoulder.

The wild white hair was carefully combed, the deeper creases in his face were caulked, and his black skin lightened somewhat with a brown powder.

He folded the paper over to the races at Tampa Downs and creased it sharply.

A furrow creased her forehead, but she gave her head a shake and the frown disappeared.

From the exchange, she had expected someone younger than Setalle Anan, but Reanne had hair more gray than not and a face full of what might have been smile lines, though they were creased in worry now.

She saw lines and planes so strong that she was reminded of a stone sculpture, straight dark brows over hazel eyes, and a high forehead creased in-pain?

Curiosity appeared in short order, her smooth brown face creased with surprise and considerable irritation.

She slept with her mouth slightly open, and her brow creased in concentration, as if this were another task set before her to prove her worth.

Curiosity came forward with her skirts snapping around her ankles, both hands outstretched and her face creased in a broad smile.

He was a smallish man, not much taller than themselves, with a strong-featured face creased by humour at the eyes and mouth, though with no sign of a smile now.

But his head turned again to Bran, as if by compulsion, back to the pale vulnerable figure standing there holding the sword Eirias, his white hair sleek in the mist and the tawny eyes creased a little against the light.

Chingachgook spoke up, his face creasing into a smile so thoroughly wrinkled that his eyes disappeared.