- 1A slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the skin of the face: she smoothed out the wrinkles from her skirtMore example sentences
- The peel will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth the skin, reduce pore size, even skin tone and improve elasticity.
- There are all manner of expensive injectable treatments that will fill lines, wrinkles and folds, but they only last for six to 12 months.
- When used correctly, glycolic acid can provide gentle exfoliation that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and makes skin more radiant.
- 1.1 • informal A minor difficulty; a snag: the organizers have the wrinkles pretty well ironed outMore example sentences
- Look at it through Mr Woods' eyes, however, and it becomes clear that all we have suffered is a minor wrinkle in our otherwise impeccable existence.
- A coach has to help the members of the time iron out the wrinkles in their game, like correcting someone's stance, bowling actions, grip, etc.
- Her brief monologue as an Eastern European immigrant points the show in an interesting direction, but Naked Heart's other wrinkles need to be ironed out.
- 2 • informal A clever innovation, or useful piece of information or advice: learning the wrinkles from someone more experienced saves timeMore example sentences
- The revamped standard of officiating and new rule wrinkles enhanced the postseason action, giving fans the most entertaining run for the Cup in over a decade.
- But, there have been enough wrinkles in recent events to suggest that we are not simply seeing the standard food chain of capitalism in action.
verb[with object] (often as adjective wrinkled) Back to top
- 1Make or cause lines or folds in (something, especially fabric or the skin): Dotty’s wrinkled stockingsMore example sentences
- I also love the slight crust that they develop during the last stage of cooking, and the contrast between the tender flesh and the slightly wrinkled skin.
- When she was out of the room her mother laid down her sponge and sighed, her hands aching and the soap wrinkling her skin.
- Maria tried to pack their new clothes as carefully as possible into her traveling bag, trying hard not to wrinkle the delicate fabrics.
- 1.1Grimace and cause wrinkles on (a part of the face): he sniffed and wrinkled his noseMore example sentences
- Sapphire tried the cheese and wrinkled her face in disgust.
- Teiala wrinkled her face in confusion as they headed back for the library.
- A strong cringe wrinkled his face and he moaned loudly as he closed his eyes again.
- 1.2 [no object] Form or become marked with lines or folds: her brow wrinkledMore example sentences
- There was a slight scowl on his face as his lips tightened to a thin line and his brow wrinkled in irritated contemplation.
- Adam recoiled, and his brow wrinkled in confusion.
- Mr. Fenton gazed at her for a time with his brows somewhat wrinkled.
late Middle English: origin obscure, possibly a back-formation from the Old English past participle gewrinclod 'sinuous' (of which no infinitive is recorded).