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pucker up

1. To purse one's lips together, as when tasting something sour or preparing for a kiss. I caught him puckering up and moving in for a kiss out the corner of my eye, so I pretended that I was getting a phone call from my friend. The kid pucker up when he put the sour candy in his mouth.
2. To shrink in size and become wrinkled; to shrivel up. Her skin puckered up in goose pimples when she walked out into the cold night air. You have to stretch the material out so it doesn't pucker up as it dries.
3. To cause something to shrink in size and become wrinkled; to shrivel something up. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "pucker" and "up." Exposure to the air puckered up the skin as the wound healed. Stop puckering your lips up like that—you look ridiculous!
See also: up

pucker something up

to cause something to wrinkle up, especially the edges of the mouth, as when tasting something very sour. She puckered her lips up and pouted for a while. She puckered up her lips when she tasted the lemon juice.
See also: up

pucker up

 
1. Lit. to tighten one's lips together into a circle as if to kiss. He puckered up and kissed her once, and then again.
2. Fig. [for something] to shrink up and get wrinkled. The material puckered up when I washed it. The top edge of the drapes puckered up and I don't know how to straighten it out.
See also: up
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