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
Examples of crumple
She crumpled the piece of paper into a ball and tossed it into the garbage can.
The car's fender was crumpled in the accident.
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
First Known Use of crumple
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