crinkle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “crinkle” in the English Dictionary

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crinkleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈkrɪŋ.kl̩/
to ​becomecovered in many ​smalllines and ​folds, or to ​cause something to do this: She crinkled (up) her ​nose in ​distaste.
noun [C] uk   us  
adjective uk   us   /-kl̩d/
adjective uk   us   /-kli/
(Definition of crinkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crinkleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈkrɪŋ·kəl/
to have or ​cause to have many little ​lines and ​folds: [I] The ​paper was ​old and crinkled.
noun [C]  us   /ˈkrɪŋ·kəl/
The ​machine won’t take ​yourbillsunless you ​smooth out the crinkles.
adjective  us   /ˈkrɪŋ·kə·li, ˈkrɪŋk·li/
I ​love those crinkly ​Frenchfries.
(Definition of crinkle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crinkle”
in Spanish arrugar(se)…
in Vietnamese làm nhàu…
in Malaysian renyuk…
in Thai ทำให้เป็นรอยย่นหรือลอน…
in French se froisser…
in German sich kräuseln…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)变皱,(使)起皱…
in Turkish buruş(tur)mak, kıvırmak, kıvrıştırmak…
in Russian мять(ся)…
in Indonesian mengerut…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)變皺,(使)起皺…
in Polish marszczyć (się)…
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