pucker

  • 1 pucker up — (slang) To set one s lips into a position ready for kissing • • • Main Entry: ↑pucker * * * ˌpucker ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pucker up …

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  • 2 Pucker — Puck er, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Puckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puckering}.] [From {Poke} a pocket, small bag.] To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 pucker — [n] wrinkle crease, crinkle, crumple, fold, furrow, plait, ruck, ruckle; concept 754 Ant. smoothness pucker [v] draw together; wrinkle cockle, compress, condense, contract, crease, crinkle, crumple, fold, furrow, gather, knit, purse, ruckle, ruck …

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  • 4 pucker — [puk′ər] vt., vi. [freq. form of POKE2] to draw up or gather into wrinkles or small folds n. a wrinkle or small fold made by puckering pucker up to contract the lips as in preparing to kiss …

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  • 5 Pucker — Puck er, n. 1. A fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Pucker — is a sour apple liqueur, similar in taste to both granny smith apples and green apple flavored candy. Made by the DeKuyper company it is just one of many in their line of fruit schnapps. By volume it is 15% alcohol (30 proof) and is often used in …

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  • 7 pucker — 1590s, possibly a frequentative form of pock, dialectal variant of poke bag, sack, which would give it the same notion as in to purse the lips …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 pucker — meaning ‘to gather into folds’, has inflected forms puckered, puckering. See also pukka …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 pucker — ► VERB ▪ tightly gather or contract into wrinkles or small folds. ► NOUN ▪ a wrinkle or small fold. ORIGIN probably from POKE(Cf. ↑poke) and POCKET(Cf. ↑pocketable) (suggesting the formation of small purse like gatherings) …

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  • 10 pucker — UK [ˈpʌkə(r)] / US [ˈpʌkər] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms pucker : present tense I/you/we/they pucker he/she/it puckers present participle puckering past tense puckered past participle puckered 1) a) pucker or pucker up if your lips… …

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  • 11 pucker — puck|er [ pʌkər ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) pucker or pucker up if your lips pucker, you squeeze them together and out a ) if your forehead puckers, it becomes full of lines, for example because you are thinking or your head hurts 2. ) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 Pucker! — Infobox Album Name = Pucker! Type = studio Artist = The Selecter Released = August 22 1995 Recorded = Genre = rock ska Length = Label = DOJO Records Producer = Nick Welsh Reviews = Last album = The Happy Album (1994) This album = Pucker! (1995)… …

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  • 13 Pucker up — Infobox Album Name = Pucker up Type = studio Artist = Lipps Inc. Released = 1980 Recorded = Genre = Disco Length = Label = Casablanca NBLP 7242 Producer = Steven Greenberg Reviews = Last album = Mouth to Mouth (1979) This album = Pucker up (1980) …

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  • 14 pucker — puck|er [ˈpʌkə US ər] v also pucker up [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from poke bag (13 20 centuries), from Old North French; POCKET1] 1.) [I and T] if part of your face puckers, or if you pucker it, it becomes tight or stretched, for example …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 pucker — also pucker up verb (I, T) 1 if your mouth puckers or if you pucker it, the lips are pulled tightly together: Her mouth puckered up and she started to cry. 2 (I) if cloth puckers, it gets lines or folds in it and is no longer flat pucker noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 pucker up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms pucker up : present tense I/you/we/they pucker up he/she/it puckers up present participle puckering up past tense puckered up past participle puckered up same as pucker 1) Expecting a kiss, Katy… …

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  • 17 Pucker — Recorded in several forms including Puck, Pucke, Pooke, as well as the diminutives Pockett, Pockett, Puckett, the patronymics Pocketts, Pucketts, the definitive Pucker, this intriguing and uncommon name is of early English origins. It derives… …

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  • 18 pucker — verb Pucker is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑face Pucker is used with these nouns as the object: ↑brow, ↑lip …

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  • 19 pucker — [16] The etymological notion underlying pucker seems to be of forming into ‘pockets’ or small baglike wrinkles (the same idea led to the use of the verb purse for ‘wrinkle, pucker’ – now dated in general usage, but fossilized in the expression… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 pucker —   Puku, pu u.   Also: mōkio, liki, ānuhenuhe, ho o i ika, hō ekeke i.    ♦ To pucker the lips, pu u ka waha, minoi, mīnoinoi, kaniuli.    ♦ To pucker and unpucker the lips, piolo …

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