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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
References in classic literature ?
The aged-looking little face suddenly puckered up still more and the baby sneezed.
He, like the old writer, had a white mustache, and when he cried he puckered up his lips and the mustache bobbed up and down.
Rachel Clint, who was sacked after she sat on the 17-year-old's lap and drunkenly puckered up to him, was last week told she could carry on teaching.
The Strictly Come Dancing star, 23, hoped her followers had the "best day ever" as she puckered up for the camera.
Middlesbrough FC's Mustapha Carayol kept fans enthralled by his Twitter pursuit of the take-away treat, and even X-factor star Frankie Cocozza puckered up in favour of tasting the bechamel beauty during an appearance at Glam in Stockton.
London, Feb 5 ( ANI ): Brooklyn Decker, who ditched her husband Andy Roddick for a 12-year-old boy at the star-studded pre-Super Bowl party, puckered up to her date on the red carpet.
Hancock has been told the bemused crooner's manager couldn't work out how to use the camera phone - as the gushing girls Anuji Varma and Christina Savvas puckered up for the picture.
But they soon managed to get cheeky as they puckered up to Bruce Willis at Cipriani's in New York.
The pair puckered up for new pounds 50million sci-fi movie The Island, in which they play cloned humans who fall in love.
Proud dad Jamie Oliver puckered up to place a kiss on his new daughter's head as he showed her off yesterday.
Sure, Xena has puckered up to Gabrielle, but the closest you'll get to queer on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is that, the big hunk (Kevin Sorbo) consorts with drag queens--namely, the Widow Twanky, a recurring character played by a heavily padded Michael Hurst, who usually plays Here's sidekick, Iolaus.
This Morning presenter Holly, 34, puckered up and planted a smacker on TV producer Dan Baldwin, 39, while rocking their nine-monthold Chester in his baby buggy.
LADIES' man Calum Best has certainly kissed a few glamorous girls in his time but yesterday he puckered up to a fine filly.
Dozens of stars puckered up to raise thousands for his AIDS foundation.
Millionaire Jonathan locked lips with fellow oldie Carol while Nicky puckered up with Liam.