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Definitions for crumple
ˈkrʌm pəlcrum·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapseverb

    fall apart

    "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

  2. buckle, crumpleverb

    fold or collapse

    "His knees buckled"

  3. pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knitverb

    to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

    "She puckered her lips"

  4. rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkleverb

    become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

    "This fabric won't wrinkle"


  1. crumplenoun

    A crease, wrinkle, or irregular fold.

  2. crumpleverb

    To rumple; to press into wrinkles by crushing together.

  3. crumpleverb

    To cause to collapse.

  4. crumpleverb

    To become wrinkled.

  5. crumpleverb

    To collapse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crumpleverb

    to draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to crush together; to rumple; as, to crumple paper

    Etymology: [Dim. fr. crump, a.]

  2. Crumpleverb

    to contract irregularly; to show wrinkles after being crushed together; as, leaves crumple

    Etymology: [Dim. fr. crump, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crumple

    krump′l, v.t. to contort: to mark with or draw into folds or wrinkles: to crease.—v.i. to become wrinkled: to contract or shrink.—adj. Crump′led.—n. Crump′ling. [Formed from Crump.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crumple in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crumple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • раздробявам, мачкам се, набръчквам се, мачкам, набръчквамBulgarian
  • muchlat, hroutit, mačkat, krčitCzech
  • zerknittern, knüllenGerman
  • σωριάζω, καταρρέω, ζαρώνω, τσαλακώνω, σωριάζομαιGreek
  • arrugaSpanish
  • rypistää, lyyhistyä, rutistaa, rypistyäFinnish
  • se froisser, froisser, chiffonner, s'effondrerFrench
  • しわくちゃJapanese
  • amassarPortuguese
  • cocoloșiRomanian
  • морщиться, мять, скомкать, смять, сминать, комкать, мятьсяRussian
  • zgužvatiSerbo-Croatian

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