To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; -- often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth.
- To gather into small wrinkles or folds: puckered my lips; puckered the curtains.
- To become gathered, contracted, and wrinkled.
- A wrinkle or wrinkled part, as in tightly stitched cloth.
- A facial expression in which the lips are tightly pulled together and pushed outward.
- A tart flavor that causes one's lips to pucker: the pucker of lemon.