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Definition of "crease" []

  • A line made by pressing, folding, or wrinkling. (noun)
  • Sports A rectangular area marked off in front of the goal in hockey and lacrosse. (noun)
  • Sports One of the lines in cricket marking off the positions of the bowler and batter or the space between two of these lines. (noun)
  • To make a pressed, folded, or wrinkled line in. (verb-transitive)
  • To graze or wound superficially with a bullet. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crease" in a sentence
  • "Now school-age girls can get "double eyelids" for 2000 yuan ($250) — a procedure favored by aspiring stars — where a crease is added to the eyelids to make the eyes appear larger."
  • "If Bloomberg wanted to raise revenue with the tax in crease then what matters is whether total revenue is raised."
  • "That's a 400% profit in crease .... people are so ignorant ... it's sad."