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  1. #1

    Pooling in

    (his breath) pooling in the wrinkles (of her shirt)

    Could you please explain or give a syn of pooling in. Thank's.


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    #2

    Re: Pooling in

    If you think of a glass of water spilled on a table. The table has a cloth on it that has wrinkled up. The water will make little pools in the wrinkles. It will pool in the wrinkles,

    In your sentence, it is suggesting that "he" is physically very close to "her" so that his breath metaphorically pools in the wrinkles of her shirt.

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    Re: Pooling in

    Hi, so as a syn I could use 'unwrinkle', right? (smooth)


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    Re: Pooling in

    No!

    To unwrinkle means you are smoothing the wrinkles out of something.

    I don't think you really can have a synonym for "pooling" in this sentence. Possible alternative words might be gathered or coalesced, but neither gives the same impression of little pools of something.

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    Re: Pooling in

    Could it be 'Insufflate' then?
    (it's may last attempt, I promise!!)


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    #6

    Re: Pooling in

    Good try - but not quite right. This means blowing into something, whereas his breath merely is trapped in the wrinkles in little pools.

  4. #7

    Re: Pooling in

    Thank you so much. But I really don't know how I am going to translate it to portuguese ;(
    King Regards,
    Carla

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    Re: Pooling in

    A very,very last attempt: Condensate?


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    #9

    Re: Pooling in

    "condensed" - pretty good.

    "was caught in the wrinkles" - also possible

    Lateral thinking is clearly needed!

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