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crumple


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crumple  \Crum"ple\,  v.  i. 
  To  contract  irregularly;  to  show  wrinkles  after  being  crushed 
  together;  as  leaves  crumple. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crumple  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crumple 
  v  1:  fall  apart;  also  used  metaphorically:  "Negociations  broke 
  down"  [syn:  {crumble},  {tumble},  {break  down},  {collapse}] 
  2:  fold  or  collapse;  "His  knees  buckled"  [syn:  {buckle}] 
  3:  to  gather  something  into  small  wrinkles  or  folds;  "She 
  puckered  her  lips,"  "This  material  drew  after  having  been 
  washed  in  hot  water"  [syn:  {pucker},  {draw},  {rumple},  {cockle}, 
  {knit}] 
  4:  become  wrinkled  or  crumpled  or  creased;  "This  fabric  won't 
  wrinkle"  [syn:  {rumple},  {wrinkle},  {crease},  {crinkle}] 




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