Meaning of “wrinkle” in the English Dictionary

"wrinkle" in English

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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)

"wrinkle" in American English

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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.
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)