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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

Full Definition of crumple

crum·pledcrum·pling 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

  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


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crumple

noun crum·ple

Definition of crumple

  1. :  a wrinkle or crease made by crumpling

crum·ply play \ˈkrəm-p(ə-)lē\ adjective


15th Century

First Known Use of crumple

15th century




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