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crumple

crum·ple

crumple

 
 
pronunciation:
kruhm pl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crumpled, crumples, crumpling
definition 1: to press or crush so as to rumple or cause wrinkles.
He crumpled the paper in his fist.
antonyms:
smooth
similar words:
crush, rumple, wrinkle
definition 2: to cause to fall down or collapse.
The huge tree crumpled two cars when it fell.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be or become crumpled.
The photograph crumpled in his pocket.
similar words:
rumple, wrinkle
definition 2: to fall down or collapse.
When the masked man aimed his gun at him, the terrified bank clerk crumpled.
similar words:
buckle, collapse
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a crease or wrinkle caused by crumpling.
similar words:
rumple, wrinkle
derivation: crumply (adj.)