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wrinkle1

wrin·kle1

wrinkle1

 
 
pronunciation:
rIng kl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a crease or ridge on a normally flat surface such as cloth or skin.
The suitcase had been packed too tightly and all the clothes had wrinkles.He noticed deep wrinkles in his forehead.
synonyms:
crease, crumple, pucker
similar words:
corrugation, crimp, crinkle, fold, gather, pleat, ridge, rumple, tuck
definition 2: (informal) a minor problem or obstacle.
A few wrinkles need to be ironed out before we can proceed.
synonyms:
catch, complication, drawback, flaw, glitch, hitch, impediment, kink, rub, snag
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wrinkled, wrinkles, wrinkling
definition 1: to make or cause wrinkles in.
Sitting at the concert wrinkled the back of her skirt.
synonyms:
crease, crinkle, crumple, pucker, rumple
similar words:
corrugate, crimp, furrow, gather, knit, muss, purse, ridge
definition 2: to draw up (the nose) in wrinkles; pucker.
The baby wrinkled her nose at the smell of the carrots.
synonyms:
pucker
similar words:
crinkle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form or acquire wrinkles.
Linen wrinkles easily.
synonyms:
crease, crumple, knit, pucker, rumple
similar words:
crush, ridge
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derivations: wrinkleless (adj.), wrinkly (adj.)
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