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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from Old English cringan; CRINGE


1 verb
crin‧kle1 also crinkle up [intransitive and transitive]
1 if 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.
2 to 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.

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