Definition of crease in English:
- Folding clothes gives a sharp crease along the fold line.
- A leaf of paper lined with creases from years of unfolding was clutched tightly in his right hand with its yellow and wrinkled envelope held in his left.
- This includes the creases, folds, dents and crevices.
- Tiny wrinkles morphed into deep creases in his skin, by his eyes and near his mouth.
- The rash is worse under the arms and in skin creases.
- Most of the scars are hidden within the hair and in the normal creases of the skin.
- They'll shoot from the blue line and sweep in pucks around the crease.
- If a player catches a goalie in the crease it'll be a penalty and the goal will be disallowed.
- You never want to fire a pass through traffic or slide that puck across the crease - because you'll pay for it.
- So can you please do us a favour and sweep the pitch and remake the creases?
- After arriving at the batting crease on the fourth evening, he made a cautious start, scoring only six runs off his first 35 balls.
- Just have a look at where some of the Aussies take strike and you will see them well in front of their creases and looking to play forward.
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- Why didn't he crease his paper or write on a piece of foil or something so he could tell them apart?
- The cloth is creased, the day's newspaper is folded neatly, and an unopened letter to Monsieur Ph. Rousseau awaits its reader.
- It definitely was a downer, but Tyson creased the paper and shrugged it off nonetheless, with the reminder that he would see his father again.
- The first and last serious emotion that creases this weathered face is agony at a headache.
- He focused on Rob, who had a curious, dazed expression creasing his face.
- ‘Alright,’ said the Queen, a frown creasing her face.
late 16th century: probably a variant of crest.
crest from (Middle English):
Crest comes from Latin crista, meaning ‘a tuft or plume’. Crestfallen (late 16th century), meaning ‘dejected’, is an extension of its original use to describe an animal or bird with a drooping crest. Crease (late 16th century) is probably an alternative form of crest, the idea being that a fold in a length of cloth forms a ridge or crest.
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