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[krees] /kris/
a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow.
a wrinkle, especially one on the face.
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.
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.
to make a crease or creases in or on; wrinkle.
to wound or stun by a furrowing or superficial shot:
The bullet merely creased his shoulder.
verb (used without object), creased, creasing.
to become creased.
Origin of crease1
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English creeste, crest, apparently special use of crest
Related forms
creaseless, adjective
creaser, noun
uncreased, adjective
6. crimp, pucker, furrow, fold. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for creased
  • His piercing eyes were set in a deeply creased, mahogany face.
  • Her hair was silver, her brow deeply creased, and she had only half her teeth.
  • Don't be fooled by the creased brow and sagging jowls on the geezer gingerly ambling into the room.
  • It appeared to be a small clear jellyfish, but it had four creased sides that were edged with purple and glowed.
  • Rugged mountains, creased with sharp canyons and arroyos, overlook vast deserts.
  • It doesn't make any difference if what's displayed is trim and taut or creased and worn.
  • Artful travel books sat atop the tables in the waiting room, instead of creased magazines.
  • Also, the ratio of iron surface to zinc surface area in- creased.
  • If a can is crushed, dented or creased, closely examine it to see if it is safe to use.
  • Describe the criteria that will be used to determine whether a student will receive an in creased stipend due to economic status.
British Dictionary definitions for creased


a line or mark produced by folding, pressing, or wrinkling
a wrinkle or furrow, esp on the face
(cricket) any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman See also bowling crease, popping crease, return crease
(hockey:Ice) the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
(lacrosse) Also called goal crease. the circular area surrounding the goal
to make or become wrinkled or furrowed
(transitive) to graze with a bullet, causing superficial injury
(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


a rare spelling of kris
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Word Origin and History for creased



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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creased in Medicine

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for creased



Exhausted: totally creased from this work

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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