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crinkle (v.)

late 14c. (implied in crinkled), "become wrinkled or convoluted" (intransitive), from frequentative of Old English crincan, variant of cringan "to bend, yield" (see cringe). Transitive sense of "to form into wrinkles or convolutions" is by 1825. Related: Crinkling. As a noun from 1590s.

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