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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
wrin•kle1 /ˈrɪŋkəl/USA pronunciation   n., v., -kled, -kling. 

n. [countable]
  1. a small crease in the skin, as from aging.
  2. a slight ridge in a fabric, as from folding.
  3. a problem;
    fault:There are still a few wrinkles in the plan.
  4. Informal Termsa creative, new idea:adding some wrinkles to the plan to make it unique.

v. 
  1. to (cause to) become full of wrinkles: [no object]This fabric wrinkles easily.[+ object]wrinkled his forehead by frowning.
wrin•kly, adj., -kli•er, -kli•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
wrin•kle1  (ringkəl), 
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 temporary slight ridge or furrow on a surface, due to contraction, folding, crushing, or the like.

v.t. 
  1. to form wrinkles in;
    corrugate;
    crease:Don't wrinkle your dress.

v.i. 
  1. to become wrinkled.
Etymology:1375–1425;
late Middle English (noun, nominal), back formation from wrinkled, Old English gewrinclod, past participle of gewrinclian to wind round;
perh. akin to wrick, wrench

wrin•kle2  (ringkəl), 
n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsan ingenious trick or device;
    a clever innovation:a new advertising wrinkle.
Etymology:1375–1425;
late Middle English, equivalent. to wrinc trick (Old English wrenc;
see wrench) + -le


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

wrinkle /ˈrɪŋkəl/ n
  1. a slight ridge in the smoothness of a surface, such as a crease in the skin as a result of age
vb
  1. to make or become wrinkled, as by crumpling, creasing, or puckering
Etymology: 15th Century: 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
  1. informal a clever or useful trick, hint, or dodge
Etymology: Old English wrenc trick; related to Middle Low German wrank struggle, Middle High German ranc sudden turn. See wrench



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