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Meaning of CRUMPLE

Pronunciation:  'krumpul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
  2. [v]  to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
  3. [v]  fold or collapse; "His knees buckled"
  4. [v]  fall apart; also used metaphorically; "Negociations broke down"

CRUMPLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: break down, buckle, cockle, collapse, crease, crinkle, crumble, knit, pucker, rumple, rumple, tumble, wrinkle
 See Also: break, cave in, change integrity, collapse, crease, crinkle, crisp, fall in, fold, fold up, founder, give, give way, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crum"ple\ (kr[u^]m"p'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crumpled}
    (-p'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crumpling} (-pl?ng).] [Dim. fr.
    crump, a.]
    To draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to crush together;
    to rumple; as, to crumple paper.
          They crumpled it into all shapes, and diligently
          scanned every wrinkle that could be made. --Addison.
  2. \Crum"ple\, v. i.
    To contract irregularly; to show wrinkles after being crushed
    together; as, leaves crumple.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bend, break, bristle, buckle, cave, cocker, cockle, collapse, contort, corrugate, corrugation, crankle, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crook, crush, distort, fold, fold up, furrow, gnarl, go, knit, knot, mangle, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple, ripple, rivel, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, rumple, screw, scrunch, set on edge, shirr, spring, turn, turn awry, twist, wad, warp, wimple, wrench, wrest, wring, wrinkle, writhe, yield