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crease (n.)

1660s, "long or thin mark made by doubling or folding," altered from creaste "a ridge," perhaps a variant of crest (n.), via meaning "a fold in a length of cloth" (mid-15c.) which produces a "crest." In sports, first in cricket (1779), where originally it was cut into the ground. As a verb, "to make creases in," from 1580s. Related: Creased; creasing.

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Definitions of crease from WordNet
1
crease (v.)
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic;
crease the paper like this to make a crane
Synonyms: wrinkle / ruckle / crinkle / scrunch / scrunch up / crisp
crease (v.)
make wrinkled or creased;
Synonyms: furrow / wrinkle
crease (v.)
scrape gently;
Synonyms: graze / rake
crease (v.)
become wrinkled or crumpled or creased;
Synonyms: rumple / crumple / wrinkle / crinkle
2
crease (n.)
an angular or rounded shape made by folding;
a crease in his trousers
Synonyms: fold / plication / flexure / crimp / bend
crease (n.)
a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface;
Synonyms: wrinkle / furrow / crinkle / seam / line
crease (n.)
a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade;
Synonyms: kris / creese
From wordnet.princeton.edu