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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from crest

crease

1 noun
     
Related topics: Cricket
crease1
1 [countable] a line on a piece of cloth, paper etc where it has been folded, crushed, or pressed:
She smoothed the creases from her skirt.
I'll have to iron out the creases.
2 [countable] a fold in someone's skin:
the creases on his forehead
3 [singular]DSC the line where the player has to stand to hit the ball in cricket

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