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wrinkle

noun [C] uk   /ˈrɪŋ.kl̩/ us  

wrinkle noun [C] (LINE)

C2 a small line in the skin caused by old age: fine wrinkles around the eyes anti-wrinkle creams a small line or fold in cloth

wrinkle noun [C] (PROBLEM)

informal a problem, usually a small one: There are still a few wrinkles to iron out (= solve) before the agreement can be signed.

wrinkle

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈrɪŋ.kl̩/ us  
If skin or material wrinkles, or if something wrinkles it, it gets small lines or folds in it: Sunbathing can prematurely age and wrinkle the skin.wrinkle your brow to make folds appear on your face above your eyes to show that you are surprised or confusedwrinkle (up) your nose to show that you dislike something or that you disapprove of something by tightening the muscles in your nose so that small lines appear in the skin: She wrinkled up her nose at the strange smell coming from the kitchen. Amy wrinkled her nose in disapproval.
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