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PUCKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pucker mean? 

PUCKER (noun)
  The noun PUCKER has 1 sense:

1. an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

  Familiarity information: PUCKER used as a noun is very rare.


PUCKER (verb)
  The verb PUCKER has 3 senses:

1. to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
2. draw fabric together and sew it tightly
3. become wrinkled or drawn together

  Familiarity information: PUCKER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUCKER (noun)


Sense 1pucker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

pucker; ruck

Hypernyms ("pucker" is a kind of...):

bend; crease; crimp; flexure; fold; plication (an angular or rounded shape made by folding)


PUCKER (verb)


Sense 1pucker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To gather something into small wrinkles or folds

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pucker; rumple; cockle; knit; crumple

Context example:

She puckered her lips

Hypernyms (to "pucker" is one way to...):

crease; crinkle; crisp; ruckle; scrunch; scrunch up; wrinkle (make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They pucker the sheets


Sense 2pucker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw fabric together and sew it tightly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pucker; tuck; gather

Hypernyms (to "pucker" is one way to...):

run up; sew; sew together; stitch (fasten by sewing; do needlework)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3pucker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become wrinkled or drawn together

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

ruck; ruck up; pucker

Context example:

her lips puckered

Hypernyms (to "pucker" is one way to...):

crease; crinkle; crisp; ruckle; scrunch; scrunch up; wrinkle (make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The sheets didn't pucker


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