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wrin·kle

 (rĭng′kəl)
n.
1. A small furrow, ridge, or crease on a normally smooth surface, caused by crumpling, folding, or shrinking.
2. A line or crease in the skin, as from age.
3. A different or unexpected development, action, or idea: "The 1973 War brought a new wrinkle to the face of battle ... the widespread use of rockets and guided missiles" (Bruce Watson).
4. A problem or imperfection: The report had to be revised because of a few wrinkles.
v. wrin·kled, wrin·kling, wrin·kles
v.tr.
1. To make wrinkles or a wrinkle in: My shirt was wrinkled after being so long in the suitcase.
2. To draw up into wrinkles; pucker: wrinkled her nose in disdain.
v.intr.
To form wrinkles.

[Middle English, back-formation from wrinkled, wrinkled, probably from Old English gewrinclod, past participle of gewrinclian, to wind, crease; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wrin′kly adj.

wrinkle

(ˈrɪŋkəl)
n
a slight ridge in the smoothness of a surface, such as a crease in the skin as a result of age
vb
to make or become wrinkled, as by crumpling, creasing, or puckering
[C15: back formation from wrinkled, from Old English gewrinclod, past participle of wrinclian to wind around; related to Swedish vrinka to sprain, Lithuanian reñgti to twist. See wrench]
ˈwrinkleless adj
ˈwrinkly adj

wrinkle

(ˈrɪŋkəl)
n
informal a clever or useful trick, hint, or dodge
[Old English wrenc trick; related to Middle Low German wrank struggle, Middle High German ranc sudden turn. See wrench]

wrin•kle1

(ˈrɪŋ kəl)

n., v. -kled, -kling. n.
1. a small furrow or crease in the skin, esp. of the face, as from aging or frowning.
2. a slight ridge or furrow, esp. in a fabric, due to folding or crushing.
3. problem; fault: still a few wrinkles to be worked out of the proposal.
v.t.
4. to form wrinkles in.
v.i.
5. to become wrinkled.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (n.), back formation from wrinkled, Old English gewrinclod, past participle of gewrinclian to wind round]
wrin′kly, adj. -kli•er, -kli•est.

wrin•kle2

(ˈrɪŋ kəl)

n.
innovation; trick: a new advertising wrinkle.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, =wrinc trick (Old English wrenc; see wrench) + -le]

wrinkle

  • rugose - Means marked by rugae, or wrinkles, from Latin ruga, "wrinkle."
  • scrump, scrumple - Scrump is something withered or shriveled or dried up, and a scrumple is a wrinkle or crease.
  • crunkle - To crinkle, rumple, or wrinkle.
  • frounce - To wrinkle or fold.

wrinkle


Past participle: wrinkled
Gerund: wrinkling

Imperative
wrinkle
wrinkle
Present
I wrinkle
you wrinkle
he/she/it wrinkles
we wrinkle
you wrinkle
they wrinkle
Preterite
I wrinkled
you wrinkled
he/she/it wrinkled
we wrinkled
you wrinkled
they wrinkled
Present Continuous
I am wrinkling
you are wrinkling
he/she/it is wrinkling
we are wrinkling
you are wrinkling
they are wrinkling
Present Perfect
I have wrinkled
you have wrinkled
he/she/it has wrinkled
we have wrinkled
you have wrinkled
they have wrinkled
Past Continuous
I was wrinkling
you were wrinkling
he/she/it was wrinkling
we were wrinkling
you were wrinkling
they were wrinkling
Past Perfect
I had wrinkled
you had wrinkled
he/she/it had wrinkled
we had wrinkled
you had wrinkled
they had wrinkled
Future
I will wrinkle
you will wrinkle
he/she/it will wrinkle
we will wrinkle
you will wrinkle
they will wrinkle
Future Perfect
I will have wrinkled
you will have wrinkled
he/she/it will have wrinkled
we will have wrinkled
you will have wrinkled
they will have wrinkled
Future Continuous
I will be wrinkling
you will be wrinkling
he/she/it will be wrinkling
we will be wrinkling
you will be wrinkling
they will be wrinkling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wrinkling
you have been wrinkling
he/she/it has been wrinkling
we have been wrinkling
you have been wrinkling
they have been wrinkling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wrinkling
you will have been wrinkling
he/she/it will have been wrinkling
we will have been wrinkling
you will have been wrinkling
they will have been wrinkling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wrinkling
you had been wrinkling
he/she/it had been wrinkling
we had been wrinkling
you had been wrinkling
they had been wrinkling
Conditional
I would wrinkle
you would wrinkle
he/she/it would wrinkle
we would wrinkle
you would wrinkle
they would wrinkle
Past Conditional
I would have wrinkled
you would have wrinkled
he/she/it would have wrinkled
we would have wrinkled
you would have wrinkled
they would have wrinkled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrinkle - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
crow's feet, crow's foot, laugh line - a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
dermatoglyphic - the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)
frown line - a facial wrinkle associated with frowning
life line, lifeline, line of life - a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
heart line, line of heart, love line, mensal line - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
line of destiny, line of fate, line of Saturn - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
2.wrinkle - a minor difficulty; "they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out"
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
3.wrinkle - a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
method - a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
Verb1.wrinkle - gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips"
contract - make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"
2.wrinkle - 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"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit - to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
ruck, ruck up, pucker - become wrinkled or drawn together; "her lips puckered"
3.wrinkle - make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
4.wrinkle - become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
fold up, fold - become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"

wrinkle

noun
1. line, fold, crease, furrow, pucker, crow's-foot, corrugation His face was covered with wrinkles.
2. crease, gather, fold, crumple, furrow, rumple, pucker, crinkle, corrugation He noticed a wrinkle in the material.
verb
1. crease, line, gather, fold, crumple, ruck, furrow, rumple, pucker, crinkle, corrugate I wrinkled the velvet The skin around her eyes had begun to wrinkle.
crease level, press, iron, smooth, unfold, flatten, straighten, even out

wrinkle

noun
1. A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
2. An indentation or seam on the skin, especially on the face:
3. Informal. A clever, unexpected new trick or method:
Informal: kicker.
Slang: angle, kick.
verb
To make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting:
Translations
تَجَعُّد، غَضْن، تَغَضُّنتـَجْعِيديَتَغَضَّن، يَتَجَعَّد
vráska
rynkekrølle
ryppyvikavirhejuonne
boranabor
barázdaegyenetlenséggyűrődésráncredő
hrukkahrukka, krumpa
しわ
주름살
ruga
grumbakrunkasaburzītsaburzītiessagrumbot
pokrčiť
guba
rynka
รอยย่นบนผิว
burşuklukburuş makkırış makkırışıkkırışıklık
vết nhăn

wrinkle

1 [ˈrɪŋkl]
A. Narruga f
B. VT (also wrinkle up) [+ fabric, clothes] → arrugar; [+ brow, forehead] → fruncir
C. VI (also wrinkle up) → arrugarse

wrinkle

2 [ˈrɪŋkl] N (= idea) → idea f, noción f; (= tip) → indicación f; (= dodge) → truco m

wrinkle

[ˈrɪŋkəl]
n
(on skin)ride f
(on paper, in cloth)pli m
vt
[+ skin] → rider
[+ paper] → froisser; [+ fabric] → friper
to wrinkle one's nose → froncer le nez
to wrinkle one's nose at sth → froncer le nez à qch
to wrinkle one's brow → froncer les sourcils
vi
[skin] → se rider
[paper, fabric] → se froisser

wrinkle

n
(in clothes, paper) → Knitter m; (on face, skin) → Runzel f, → Falte f; (in stocking) → Falte f
(inf, = dodge, scheme) → Kniff m (inf)
vt fabric, paper, surface, sheetverknittern, verkrumpeln (inf); skinrunzlig or faltig machen; to wrinkle one’s nosedie Nase rümpfen; to wrinkle one’s browdie Stirne runzeln
vi (sheet, material)(ver)knittern; (stockings)Falten schlagen; (skin etc)runzlig or faltig werden

wrinkle

[ˈrɪŋkl]
1. n (on face, skin) → ruga; (in stockings, paper) → grinza
2. vt (fabric) → stropicciare; (nose) → arricciare; (flat surface, skin) → corrugare, raggrinzire
3. vi (see vt) → stropicciarsi, arricciarsi, corrugarsi, raggrinzirsi

wrinkle

(ˈriŋkl) noun
a small crease on the skin (usually on one's face). Her face is full of wrinkles.
verb
to (cause to) become full of wrinkles or creases. The damp had wrinkled the pages.
ˈwrinkled adjective
full of wrinkles. a wrinkled face.

wrinkle

تـَجْعِيد vráska rynke Falte ρυτίδα arruga ryppy ride bora ruga しわ 주름살 rimpel rynke zmarszczka ruga морщина rynka รอยย่นบนผิว kırışık vết nhăn 皱纹

wrin·kle

n. arruga;
v. arrugarse.

wrinkle

n arruga; Smoking causes wrinkles.. Fumar causa arrugas; vt, vi arrugar( se)
References in classic literature ?
He could see no change, save that in the eyes there was a look of cunning and in the mouth the curved wrinkle of the hypocrite.
Such an enterprise would seem almost as hopeful as for Lavater to have scrutinized the wrinkles on the Rock of Gibraltar, or for Gall to have mounted a ladder and manipulated the Dome of the Pantheon.
The movement of these wrinkles formed the principal play of expression on his face.
Bilibin smiled and the wrinkles on his face disappeared.
Let the reader picture to himself a series of visages presenting successively all geometrical forms, from the triangle to the trapezium, from the cone to the polyhedron; all human expressions, from wrath to lewdness; all ages, from the wrinkles of the new-born babe to the wrinkles of the aged and dying; all religious phantasmagories, from Faun to Beelzebub; all animal profiles, from the maw to the beak, from the jowl to the muzzle.
In his functions, or in presence of strangers, he never laid aside the majesty that time had impressed upon his person; and the habit of frowning with his heavy eyebrows, contracting the wrinkles of his face, and giving to his eyes a Napoleonic fixity, made his manner of accosting others icy.
He had a low forehead, small, sharp eyes, puckered about with innumerable wrinkles, and very thin lips, which he made still thinner by pressing them forcibly together.
And now they began to bring white hairs, and scatter them over the head of Ernest; they made reverend wrinkles across his forehead, and furrows in his cheeks.
Babies, though, with all their crimes and errors, are not without their use--not without use, surely, when they fill an empty heart; not without use when, at their call, sunbeams of love break through care-clouded faces; not without use when their little fingers press wrinkles into smiles.
The old housewife, her face covered with wrinkles which wrinkled even her lips, was waiting on Vasili Andreevich.
Under its sign-board, over the threshold, a man with a crabbed-looking face was standing, seemingly plunged in unpleasant thought, if the wrinkles on his forehead and the knitting of his brows were any indication.
At the time I now write of, Father Mapple was in the hardy winter of a healthy old age; that sort of old age which seems merging into a second flowering youth, for among all the fissures of his wrinkles, there shone certain mild gleams of a newly developing bloom --the spring verdure peeping forth even beneath February's snow.