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wrinklenoun [C]

uk   /ˈrɪŋ.kəl/  us   /ˈrɪŋ.kəl/

wrinkleverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈrɪŋ.kəl/  us   /ˈrɪŋ.kəl/
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 confused
wrinkle (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.
(Definition of wrinkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wrinklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɪŋ·kəl/
a small line in the skin, or a small fold in cloth: You need to iron out the wrinkles in your skirt. fig. We still need to iron out a few wrinkles (= slight problems) in our agreement.
wrinkle
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈrɪŋ·kəl/
[I] If you don’t pack the dress carefully, it will wrinkle.
(Definition of wrinkle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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