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Etymology 1

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From earlier English creast, from Middle English crest (ridge, crest). More at crest.

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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, handball) The goal crease; an area in front of each goal.
  5. (Jamaica, slang) A crack.
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  • (handball: goal crease): zone
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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. (intransitive) To undergo creasing; to form wrinkles.
  3. (transitive) To lightly bloody; to graze.
    The bullet just creased his shoulder.
  4. (UK, colloquial, intransitive or reflexive) To laugh.
    I can't breathe, I'm creasing so hard.
    he creases at his own joke
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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crease (plural creases)

  1. Archaic form of kris.
    • 1847, Alfred Tennyson, “Prologue”, in The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, [], →OCLC:
      the cursed Malayan crease, and battle-clubs / From the isles of palm
    • 1960, Essex Institute Historical Collections, volume 96, page 128:
      While the crew and some of the natives were taking in the pepper, Samuel Page Pierson noticed that some of the other Malays aboard ship were receiving their creases from the natives in the boat.

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

  1. Archaic form of kris.
    • 1960, Essex Institute Historical Collections, volume 96, page 128:
      Then a Malay creased Richard Hunt, who escaped for a moment up the ropes.

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crease

  1. third-person singular pluperfect indicative of crea

Spanish

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crease

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of crear