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  • adjective Having a crease or creases.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of crease.


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  • The candidate stood uneasily on the rostrum, his black suit still creased from the valise he had carried on the three-day train trip from Springfield, Ill. As Abraham Lincoln began the speech intended to launch his presidential campaign, his voice was strained and piercing, his accent backwoods.

    Before he became the national icon, Lincoln was a shrewd candidate

  • Roosevelt in creased tax and the depression lasted til 46.

    Leading Senators call for fiscal commission

  • Through campaign contributions made possible by in creased profits, they'll become an even more significant pressure than they are now towards imprisoning the maxi mum number of people for as long as possible.

    Cells for Sale

  • Looking at our faces, unshaven and creased from the sleepless night, you would have thought that all of us were recovering from a week on the drink.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • A serene, smug expression creased the intoxicated features.


  • A serene, smug expression creased the intoxicated features.

    The Otherworld

  • Patensie Citrus Co-operative general manager Binky du Preez said the lack of good late summer rains in the prime Gamtoos Valley area had resulted in poor quality "creased" fruit which was only suitable for making fruit juice.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • One of the troopers was temporarily blinded by some of this stone dust getting into his eyes when a bullet struck the rock just over his head, and several others, including Lieutenant Snow, were "creased" by bullets when they exposed an arm or leg.

    The Boy Ranchers Among the Indians or, Trailing the Yaquis

  • Upon our return we found Manuel gloating over three trophies -- a hat shot through the side by a ball that had evidently "creased" the wearer's head, an old Spanish spur and a gun scabbard -- which he seemed to find salve for the burning wound in his side.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • This animal was, I think, "creased" by too high a shot.

    African Camp Fires


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  • Used in place of cracked to indicate something was funny: "That creased me up!"

    June 25, 2007