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crumple

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verb crum·ple \ˈkrəm-pəl\

Simple Definition of crumple

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crumple

crumpled

crumpling

play \-p(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to press, bend, or crush out of shape :  rumple

  3. 2 :  to cause to collapse

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become crumpled

  6. 2 :  collapse

Examples of crumple in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of crumple

Middle English crumplen, frequentative of Middle English crumpen


First Known Use: 14th century


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crumple

noun crum·ple

Definition of crumple

  1. :  a wrinkle or crease made by crumpling

crumply

play \ˈkrəm-p(ə-)lē\ adjective


15th Century

First Known Use of crumple

15th century

Rhymes with crumple



CRUMPLE Defined for Kids

crumple

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verb crum·ple \ˈkrəm-pəl\

Definition of crumple for Students

crumpled

crumpling

  1. 1 :  to press or crush out of shape <crumple paper>

  2. 2 :  to become full of wrinkles <My shirt got all crumpled in the suitcase.>

  3. 3 :  1collapse 1 <At the sight of blood, I crumpled to the floor.>





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