wrin|kle1 «RIHNG kuhl», noun, verb, -kled, -kling.
1. a ridge or fold; crease: »

The old man's face has wrinkles. I must press the wrinkles out of this dress.

2. Figurative. a difficulty, problem, or the like: »

It will probably take a few more days or…weeks to get all the wrinkles ironed out and make the formal offer (Wall Street Journal).

to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in: »

She wrinkled her forehead.

SYNONYM(S): crease, crinkle.
1. to have wrinkles; acquire wrinkles: »

This shirt will not wrinkle.

2. to contract (as into smiles or a look of concern) by puckering.
[perhaps back formation < Middle English wrynkled winding, Old English gewrinclod winding (of a ditch)]
wrin|kle2 «RIHNG kuhl», noun. Informal.
1. a useful hint or idea; clever trick.
2. a special or unusual technique, approach, or device; novelty: »

The newest wrinkln the $2.5 billion cosmetics business is a lotion that camouflages…creases (Time).

[perhaps special use of wrinkle1]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • un|wrin|kle — «uhn RIHNG kuhl», verb, kle, kling. –v.t. to smooth the wrinkles from. –v.i. to become smooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • kle — bag·gy·wrin·kle; bar·kle; chin·kle; crin·kle cran·kle; crun·kle; dar·kle; far·kle·ber·ry; han·kle; hur·kle; kin·kle; kle·bels·berg·ite; mei·kle; pen·ny·win·kle; pi·kle; pran·kle; prin·kle; smir·kle; spar·kle·ber·ry; tan·kle; trin·kle; tur·kle;… …   English syllables

  • wrin — bag·gy·wrin·kle; wrin·kled·ness; wrin·kle·less; wrin·kly; wrin·kle; …   English syllables

  • wrinkle — wrin·kle …   English syllables

  • wrinkle — wrin|kle1 [ rıŋkl ] noun count usually plural 1. ) a line that appears on your skin when you get older, or when your skin has been damaged by the sun 2. ) an accidental fold in a piece of cloth or paper 3. ) INFORMAL a small problem wrinkle… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wrinkleless — wrin·kle·less …   English syllables

  • wrinkle — A furrow, fold, or crease in the skin, particularly with increasing occurrence as a result of sun exposure or, in perioral skin, cigarette smoking; associated with degeneration of dermal elastic tissue. * * * wrin·kle …   Medical dictionary

  • wrinkle — I wrin•kle [[t]ˈrɪŋ kəl[/t]] n. v. kled, kling 1) cvb a small furrow or crease in the skin, esp. of the face, as from aging or frowning 2) cvb a slight ridge or furrow, esp. in a fabric, due to folding or crushing 3) problem; fault: still a few… …   From formal English to slang

  • To wrinkle at — Wrinkle Wrin kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrinkled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrinkling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow. Sport that wrinkled Care …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unwrinkle — Un*wrin kle, v. t. [1st pref. un + wrinkle.] To reduce from a wrinkled state; to smooth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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