From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrinklecrin‧kle1 /ˈkrɪŋkəl/ (also crinkle up) verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1if you crinkle part of your face, or if it crinkles, you move it so that small lines appear on it 🔊 His mouth crinkled into a smile. 🔊 He smiled boyishly, crinkling his eyes. 🔊 Her face crinkled up in disgust.2FOLDto become covered with small folds, or make something do this 🔊 The heat was beginning to make the cellophane crinkle. —crinkled adjective 🔊 The pages were brown and crinkled.→ See Verb table
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crinkle• Only a few faint lines crinkled her eyes, and she had lost weight.• Dad's forehead was crinkling into a frown.• He looked this way and that, worked his way into the backseat, the mapcrinkling under his weight.• He scanned her tenseexpression, his eyes crinkled up against the sun.• Mandy crinkled up her nose in disgust.• Mr Barraza crinkled up his face and rubbed his ears.• The Daughter's face crinkled up in disgust.crinklecrinkle2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 FOLDa thin fold, especially in your skin or on cloth, paper etc → crease 🔊 The first crinkles of age were beginning to appear round her eyes.