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crumple

verb

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1 to create (as by crushing) an irregular mass of creases in
  • crumpled the piece of paper and angrily threw it in the wastebasket

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2 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
  • the box crumpled when I accidentally dropped a brick on it

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The first known use of crumple was in the 14th century

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“Crumple.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crumple. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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