crease´less


crease´less
crease 1 «krees», noun, verb, creased, creas|ing.
–n.
1. a line or mark made by folding cloth, paper, or the like; fold; ridge; furrow: »

He likes a sharp crease in his trousers.

2. a wrinkle: »

The creases on his face showed that he was very old.

3. a) Ice Hockey. a rectangular area defined by lines in front of each goal cage, which attacking players may not enter except in certain specified circumstances. b) Lacrosse. a circle with an 18-foot diameter surrounding each goal.
4. Cricket. a) one of the lines marked on the ground parallel to each of the wickets to define the positions of bowler and batsman. b) the space defined by these lines: »

A batsman leaving his crease is liable to be put out.

–v.t.
1. to make a crease or creases in: »

Mother creased the pleats in her skirt with an iron. When the teacher is thinking he creases his forehead.

SYNONYM(S): wrinkle.
2. to graze with a bullet.
3. U.S. to wound or stun (an animal) with a shot in the crest or surface of the neck.
–v.i.
to become creased or wrinkled: »

Some cloth is too thick to crease well.

[origin unknown]
crease´less, adjective.
creas´er, noun.
crease 2 «krees», noun.
= creese. (Cf.creese)
[< Malay k dagger]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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