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1crumple

verb crum·ple \ˈkrəm-pəl\

: to press or squeeze (something) so that it is no longer flat or smooth

: to become wrinkled or bent : to stop being smooth or flat

: to suddenly bend and fall

crum·pledcrum·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of CRUMPLE

transitive verb
1
:  to press, bend, or crush out of shape :  rumple
2
:  to cause to collapse
intransitive verb
1
:  to become crumpled
2
:  collapse

Examples of CRUMPLE

  1. She crumpled the piece of paper into a ball and tossed it into the garbage can.
  2. The car's fender was crumpled in the accident.
  3. At the sight of blood, he crumpled to the floor.

Origin of CRUMPLE

Middle English crumplen, frequentative of Middle English crumpen
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CRUMPLE

2crumple

noun

Definition of CRUMPLE

:  a wrinkle or crease made by crumpling
crum·ply \ˈkrəm-p(ə-)lē\ adjective

First Known Use of CRUMPLE

15th century
CRUMPLE Defined for Kids

crumple

verb crum·ple \ˈkrəm-pəl\
crum·pledcrum·pling

Definition of CRUMPLE for Kids

1
:  to press or crush out of shape <crumple paper>
2
:  to become full of wrinkles <My shirt got all crumpled in the suitcase.>
3
:  1collapse 1 <At the sight of blood, I crumpled to the floor.>

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