crease

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NounEdit

crease (plural creases)

  1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
    His pants had a nice sharp crease.
    His shirt was brand new with visible creases from its store fold.
  2. (cricket) One of the white lines drawn on the pitch to show different areas of play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling crease and the return crease.
  3. (lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go.
  4. (ice hockey) The goal crease; an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue.
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VerbEdit

crease (third-person singular simple present creases, present participle creasing, simple past and past participle creased)

  1. (transitive) To make a crease in; to wrinkle.
  2. (transitive) To lightly bloody; to graze.
    The bullet just creased his shoulder.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

crease (plural creases)

  1. Archaic form of kris.
    • Tennyson
      the cursed Malayan crease, and battle-clubs / From the isles of palm

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crease

  1. third-person singular pluperfect form of crea.

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VerbEdit

crease

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of crear.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect subjunctive form of crear.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of crear.

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 22:33