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(past & past part. crinkled; pres. part. crinkling)
Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in.  Synonyms: crease, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle.  "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased.  Synonyms: crease, crumple, rumple, wrinkle.

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"Crinkle" Quotes from Famous Books

... public gaze, the girl crowded back into a corner of the cab, as though trying to efface herself. Her eyes closed almost automatically; the curve of laughing lips became a doleful droop; a crinkle appeared between the arched brows; waves of burning crimson ...
— The Brass Bowl • Louis Joseph Vance

... companionship of the crank. He had better recognize that he is one. What is a crank? The dictionary is somewhat vague as to the meaning. I find that the verb is unravelled as "bend, wind, turn, twist, wind in and out, crankle, crinkle." The last two appeal to me strongly. How I have crankled and crinkled over wrongs and horrors which I have discovered on my little path! No crank can see his crankiness at the time of crankling, though sometimes he sees it ...
— Mountain Meditations - and some subjects of the day and the war • L. Lind-af-Hageby

... Miss Schump could see the little face framed in the wan curls lift and crinkle the nose ...
— Humoresque - A Laugh On Life With A Tear Behind It • Fannie Hurst

... revised their attitude on reform as the shadow of Seth Craddock approached Ascalon was Earl Gray, the druggist, one of the notables on Dora Conboy's waiting list. Druggist Gray was a man who wore bell-bottomed trousers and a moleskin vest without a coat. His hair had a fetching crinkle to it, which he prized above all things in bottles and out, and wore long, like the ...
— Trail's End • George W. Ogden

... a deep smile that brought his mouth well across his face and made his eyes crinkle up, and then, disregarding their wishes with the utmost lightness of heart, he sat himself down, calmly letting them sleep on. He produced from an inside pocket a long stretch of fine, thin, but very strong cord, and ran it through his fingers until he came to the sharp ...
— The Eyes of the Woods - A story of the Ancient Wilderness • Joseph A. Altsheler

... there while they could. They still kept their hands up in reverent salute many steps after they had passed by. Every time Joan put her handkerchief to her eyes you could see a little quiver of emotion crinkle along ...
— Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Volume 2 • Mark Twain

... without a spur, fragrant, nodding or spreading in 3 rows on a cylindrical, slightly twisted spike 4 or 5 in. long. Side sepals free, the upper ones arching, and united with petals; the oblong, spreading lip crinkle-edged, and bearing minute, hairy callosities at base. Stem: 6 in. to 2 ft. tall, with several pointed, wrapping bracts. Leaves: From or near the base, linear, ...
— Wild Flowers Worth Knowing • Neltje Blanchan et al

... recolligo, recoil; severo, swear; stridulus, shrill; procurator, proxy; pulso, to push; calamus, a quill; impetere, to impeach; augeo, auxi, wax; and vanesco, vanui, wane; syllabare, to spell; puteus, pit; granum, corn; comprimo, cramp, crump, crumple, crinkle. ...
— A Grammar of the English Tongue • Samuel Johnson

Words linked to "Crinkle" :   crow's feet, cutis, pucker, laugh line, frown line, cockle, ruck, depression, imprint, turn up, line of Saturn, tegument, line of life, crinkly, knit, lifeline, fold up, skin, heart line, love line, crow's foot, ruck up, dermatoglyphic, fold, life line, mensal line, line of fate, impression, line of heart, line of destiny

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