December 18, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
crease /ˈkriːs/ noun
crease
/ˈkriːs/
noun

plural creases

Very old paper with creases on it
Very old paper with creases on it
Learner's definition of CREASE

1 a [count] : a line or mark made by folding, pressing, or crushing something (such as cloth or a piece of paper)

  • He ironed his pants to make the creases sharp.

  • a crease in the paper

1 b [count] : a line or fold in someone's skin : WRINKLE

  • tiny creases at the corners of his eyes

2 the crease : an area around or in front of a goal in some games (such as hockey)

  • Players from the opposing team may not enter the crease.

3 [singular] British : the line where the batsman stands in cricket

  • The batsman moved out of the/his crease.

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