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wrinkle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hair & beauty, Clothes
wrinklewrin‧kle1 /ˈrɪŋkəl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DCBLINEwrinkles are lines on your face and skin that you get when you are old 🔊 Her face was a mass of wrinkles.2 DCCLINEa small untidy fold in a piece of clothing or paper syn crease 🔊 She walked over to the bed and smoothed out the wrinkles.3 iron out the wrinkleswrinkly adjective 🔊 her thin, wrinkly face
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wrinkleIt's made from a special fabric that doesn't leave any wrinkles after you wash it.In the world of beauty, wrinkles are big business.Her face was old and covered in wrinkles.Rather well, with some odd wrinkles, would be my verdict.My skirt's full of wrinkles.J., drug maker will begin marketing Renova, its new brand name for the prescription wrinkle cream, by February.It's designed to gently exercise the small, delicate facial muscles to help prevent wrinkles and sagging.In other accounts, Pliny the Elder wrote that Persian women massaged their faces with yogurt to prevent wrinkles.Indeed, as he shut the car door, he brushed at one sleeve as if to remove wrinkles as well as fluff.If you hang that dress over the bath, the steam will get the wrinkles out.Sure, there are a few unusual wrinkles.
Related topics: Human
wrinklewrinkle2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 HBHMOVE/CHANGE POSITION[intransitive, transitive] (also wrinkle up) if you wrinkle a part of your face, or if it wrinkles, small lines appear on it 🔊 Alex wrinkled up her nose at the smell. 🔊 Carter wrinkled his forehead in concentration. 🔊 His brow wrinkled when he saw us.2 [intransitive]LINE if a piece of clothing wrinkles, it gets small untidy folds in it syn crease 🔊 The trouble with linen is that it wrinkles so easily.
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Examples from the Corpus
wrinkleWith slow wrinkling his stiff face relaxed now and then into a feminine tender smile.My blue jacket wrinkles too easily.Isobel looked up and laughed herself, her nose wrinkling up like a child's.wrinkled ... noseHe sniffed the breeches and wrinkled his nose.She wrinkled her nose against it, then went upstairs and into Jessie's room.He wrinkled his nose as if the smell was still in his nostrils.He wrinkled his nose at the smells, thinking that the cowardly little wretches were trying to keep out of his way.Stephen wrinkled his nose in disapproval.She sniffed them, wrinkled up her nose in disgust.He wrinkled his nose in distaste at the acrid smell of the place.Meredith tried her tea and wrinkled her nose up in distaste.
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Verb table
wrinkle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywrinkle
he, she, itwrinkles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywrinkled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wrinkled
he, she, ithas wrinkled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wrinkled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wrinkle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wrinkled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wrinkling
he, she, itis wrinkling
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you, we, theyare wrinkling
Past
I, he, she, itwas wrinkling
you, we, theywere wrinkling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wrinkling
he, she, ithas been wrinkling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wrinkling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wrinkling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wrinkling
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