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Meaning of “crease” in the English Dictionary

"crease" in British English

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creasenoun

uk   us   /kriːs/
  • crease noun (FOLD)

[C] a ​line on ​cloth or ​paper where it has been ​folded or ​crushed: He ​ironed a crease down the ​front of each ​trouserleg.

creaseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /kriːs/
UK (also wrinkle) If ​cloth, ​paper, etc. creases, or if you crease it, it gets a ​line in it where it has been ​folded or ​crushed: The ​seatbelt has creased my ​blouse. It's a ​nicedress, but it creases very ​easily.
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(Definition of crease from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crease" in American English

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creasenoun [C]

 us   /kris/
a ​line or ​mark made on ​material by ​folding or ​pressing it, or a ​line in a person’s ​skin, esp. in the ​face: There were ​tiny creases in her ​eyeshadow.
crease
verb [I/T]  us   /kris/
[T] A ​frown creased Mr. Cuna’s ​boyishface.
(Definition of crease from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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