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Noun pleat has 1 sense
  1. pleat, plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    --1 is a kind of fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend
    --1 has particulars:
     box pleat; inverted pleat; kick pleat; knife pleat; tuck
    Derived form: verb pleat1
Verb pleat has 2 senses
  1. ruffle, pleat - pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
    --1 is one way to fold, fold up, turn up
    Derived forms: noun pleat1, noun pleating1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. pleat, plicate - fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
    --2 is one way to fold, fold up, turn up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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