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Meaning of RUMPLE

Pronunciation:  'rumpul

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]  disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"

RUMPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cockle, crease, crinkle, crumple, crumple, knit, mess up, pucker, ruffle, ruffle up, wrinkle
 See Also: crease, crinkle, crisp, disarrange, fold, fold up, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rum"ple\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Rumpled} p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Rumpling}.] [Cf. rimple, and D. rimpelen to wrinkle,
    rompelig rough, uneven, G. r["u]mpfen to wrinkle, MHG.
    r["u]mphen, OHG. rimpfan, Gr. "ra`mfos the crooked beak of
    birds of prey, ? to roam.]
    To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to
    wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.
          They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled
          and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest
          assignats.                               --Burke.
  2. \Rum"ple\, n.
    A fold or plait; a wrinkle. --Dryden.