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verb [intransitive/transitive] crease pronunciation in British English /kriːs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycrease
he/she/itcreases
present participlecreasing
past tensecreased
past participlecreased
  1. 1
    to make lines on cloth or paper by folding or crushing it, or to become covered in these lines

    She was careful not to crease her dress.

  2. 2
    if something creases your face, or if it creases, lines appear on your face because your expression changes

    His face creased with worry.

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