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puck·er

 (pŭk′ər)
v. puck·ered, puck·er·ing, puck·ers
v.tr.
To gather into small wrinkles or folds: puckered my lips; puckered the curtains.
v.intr.
To become gathered, contracted, and wrinkled.
n.
1. A wrinkle or wrinkled part, as in tightly stitched cloth.
2. A facial expression in which the lips are tightly pulled together and pushed outward.
3. A tart flavor that causes one's lips to pucker: the pucker of lemon.

[ Probably frequentative of dialectal pock, bag, sack, variant of poke.]

pucker

(ˈpʌkə)
vb
to gather or contract (a soft surface such as the skin of the face) into wrinkles or folds, or (of such a surface) to be so gathered or contracted
n
a wrinkle, crease, or irregular fold
[C16: perhaps related to poke2, from the creasing into baglike wrinkles]

puck•er

(ˈpʌk ər)

v.t., v.i.
1. to draw or gather into wrinkles or irregular folds; constrict.
n.
2. an irregular fold; wrinkle.
3. a puckered part, as of cloth tightly or crookedly sewn.
[1590–1600; appar. akin to poke2]
puck′er•er, n.
puck′er•y, adj.

pucker

- Has the underlying notion of being formed into "pockets."
See also related terms for pockets.

pucker


Past participle: puckered
Gerund: puckering

Imperative
pucker
pucker
Present
I pucker
you pucker
he/she/it puckers
we pucker
you pucker
they pucker
Preterite
I puckered
you puckered
he/she/it puckered
we puckered
you puckered
they puckered
Present Continuous
I am puckering
you are puckering
he/she/it is puckering
we are puckering
you are puckering
they are puckering
Present Perfect
I have puckered
you have puckered
he/she/it has puckered
we have puckered
you have puckered
they have puckered
Past Continuous
I was puckering
you were puckering
he/she/it was puckering
we were puckering
you were puckering
they were puckering
Past Perfect
I had puckered
you had puckered
he/she/it had puckered
we had puckered
you had puckered
they had puckered
Future
I will pucker
you will pucker
he/she/it will pucker
we will pucker
you will pucker
they will pucker
Future Perfect
I will have puckered
you will have puckered
he/she/it will have puckered
we will have puckered
you will have puckered
they will have puckered
Future Continuous
I will be puckering
you will be puckering
he/she/it will be puckering
we will be puckering
you will be puckering
they will be puckering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been puckering
you have been puckering
he/she/it has been puckering
we have been puckering
you have been puckering
they have been puckering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been puckering
you will have been puckering
he/she/it will have been puckering
we will have been puckering
you will have been puckering
they will have been puckering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been puckering
you had been puckering
he/she/it had been puckering
we had been puckering
you had been puckering
they had been puckering
Conditional
I would pucker
you would pucker
he/she/it would pucker
we would pucker
you would pucker
they would pucker
Past Conditional
I would have puckered
you would have puckered
he/she/it would have puckered
we would have puckered
you would have puckered
they would have puckered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pucker - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
crease, crimp, fold, plication, flexure, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
Verb1.pucker - to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
draw - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch up, wrinkle, scrunch - make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
2.pucker - draw together into folds or puckers
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
3.pucker - become wrinkled or drawn together; "her lips puckered"
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch up, wrinkle, scrunch - make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

pucker

verb
1. wrinkle, tighten, purse, pout, contract, gather, knit, crease, compress, crumple, ruffle, furrow, screw up, crinkle, draw together, ruck up, ruckle She puckered her lips and kissed him on the nose.
noun
1. wrinkle, fold, crease, crumple, ruck, crinkle, ruckle small puckers in the material

pucker

noun
A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
Translations
تَجعيدَه، ثِنْيَهيَتَغَضَّن، يَتَجَعَّد
svrašťovat sevráskazáhyb
rynke
összeráncol
hnipra, hnykla, hrukkahrukka
raukti
krunkasarauktsavilkt krunkās
zvraštiť sa
buruşmakburuşuklukkırışıklıkkırışmak

pucker

[ˈpʌkəʳ]
A. Narruga f (Sew) → frunce m, fruncido m; (accidentally formed) → buche m
B. VT (also to pucker up) → arrugar; [+ brow, material] → fruncir
C. VI (also to pucker up) → arrugarse, formar buches

pucker

[ˈpʌkər] vtplisser

pucker

n (in cloth) → Fältchen nt
vt (also pucker up) one’s lips, mouthverziehen; (for kissing) → spitzen; one’s browrunzeln; materialFalten machen in (+acc)
vi (also pucker up) (lips)sich verziehen; (to be kissed) → sich spitzen; (brow)sich runzeln; (material)Falten werfen

pucker

[ˈpʌkəʳ] vt (also pucker up) (lips) → increspare; (brow) → aggrottare, corrugare (Sewing) → increspare

pucker

(ˈpakə) verb
to make or become wrinkled.
noun
a wrinkle or fold.
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