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wrinklenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrɪŋ.kl̩/

wrinkleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈrɪŋ.kl̩/
If ​skin or ​material wrinkles, or if something wrinkles it, it gets ​smalllines or ​folds in it: Sunbathing can ​prematurelyage and wrinkle the ​skin.wrinkle your brow to make ​foldsappear on ​yourface above ​youreyes 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 ​yournose so that ​smalllinesappear in the ​skin: She wrinkled up her ​nose at the ​strangesmell coming from the ​kitchen. Amy wrinkled her ​nose in ​disapproval.
(Definition of wrinkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wrinklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɪŋ·kəl/
a ​smallline in the ​skin, or a ​smallfold in ​cloth: You need to ​iron out the wrinkles in ​yourskirt. fig. We still need to ​iron out a few wrinkles (= ​slightproblems) in ​ouragreement.
wrinkle
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈrɪŋ·kəl/
[I] If you don’t ​pack the ​dresscarefully, it will wrinkle.
(Definition of wrinkle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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