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crease1

[krees] /kris/
noun
1.
a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow.
2.
a wrinkle, especially one on the face.
3.
the straight, vertical edge or line produced in the front and back of trousers, especially men's trousers, by pressing, as with a steam presser or iron.
4.
Ice Hockey. the marked rectangular area in front of each goal cage, into which an offensive player can skate only if that player has the puck, if the puck is already within the area, or if the goalie is absent.
verb (used with object), creased, creasing.
6.
to make a crease or creases in or on; wrinkle.
7.
to wound or stun by a furrowing or superficial shot:
The bullet merely creased his shoulder.
verb (used without object), creased, creasing.
8.
to become creased.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English creeste, crest, apparently special use of crest
Related forms
creaseless, adjective
creaser, noun
uncreased, adjective
Synonyms
6. crimp, pucker, furrow, fold.

crease2

[krees] /kris/
noun
1.
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Examples for crease
  • Fingers point, voices coo, faces crease in blissful grins.
  • He is playing with confidence and looks much more sure of himself in the crease then he did earlier in the year.
  • Malkin was skating through the crease as the puck soared at his head.
British Dictionary definitions for crease

crease1

/kriːs/
noun
1.
a line or mark produced by folding, pressing, or wrinkling
2.
a wrinkle or furrow, esp on the face
3.
(cricket) any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman See also bowling crease, popping crease, return crease
4.
(hockey:Ice) the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
5.
(lacrosse) Also called goal crease. the circular area surrounding the goal
verb
6.
to make or become wrinkled or furrowed
7.
(transitive) to graze with a bullet, causing superficial injury
8.
(often foll by up) (slang) to be or cause to be greatly amused
Derived Forms
creaseless, adjective
creaser, noun
creasy, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from earlier crēst; probably related to Old French cresté wrinkled

crease2

/kriːs/
noun
1.
a rare spelling of kris
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Word Origin and History for crease
n.

1660s, altered from creaste "a ridge," perhaps a variant of crest, via meaning "a fold in a length of cloth" (mid-15c.) which produced a crest. As a verb, from 1580s. Related: Creased; creasing.

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crease in Medicine

crease (krēs)
n.
A line made by folding or wrinkling, as in the skin.

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