crum|ple

crum|ple
crum|ple «KRUHM puhl», verb, -pled, -pling, noun.
–v.t.
to crush together; wrinkle: »

He crumpled the paper into a ball.

–v.i.
1. to become crumpled or crushed together.
2. to fall down; collapse: »

She crumpled to the floor in a faint. Figurative. The haughty witness crumpled under the lawyer's severe questioning.

–n.
a wrinkle made by crushing something together.
[perhaps frequentative form < Old English crump bent]

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  • crum — can·crum; crum; crum·bli·ness; crum·bling·ness; crum·blings; crum·bly; crum·mie; crum·mock; crum·pet; crum·pler; crum·ply; in·vo·lu·crum; lu·crum; sim·u·la·crum; crum·ble; crum·my; crum·ple; ful·crum; …   English syllables

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  • crumple — crum•ple [[t]ˈkrʌm pəl[/t]] v. pled, pling, n. 1) to mash or crush into irregular folds or a compact mass 2) to cause to collapse 3) to contract into wrinkles; shrink or shrivel 4) to give way suddenly; collapse 5) an irregular fold or wrinkle •… …   From formal English to slang

  • crumple — crum|ple [ˈkrʌmpəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: crump to curl up (14 19 centuries), from crump, crumb bent (11 18 centuries), from Old English] 1.) [I and T] also crumple up to crush something so that it becomes smaller and bent, or to be crushed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crumple — crum|ple [ krʌmpl ] verb 1. ) crumple or crumple up intransitive or transitive to crush something such as paper or cloth so that it forms messy folds, or to be crushed in this way: I quickly crumpled up the letter and shoved it in my pocket. The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Crumple — Crum ple (kr[u^]m p l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crumpled} ( p ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crumpling} ( pl[i^]ng).] [Dim. fr. crump, a.] To draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to crush together; to rumple; as, to crumple paper. [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crumple — Crum ple, v. i. To contract irregularly; to show wrinkles after being crushed together; as, leaves crumple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crumpled — Crumple Crum ple (kr[u^]m p l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crumpled} ( p ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crumpling} ( pl[i^]ng).] [Dim. fr. crump, a.] To draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to crush together; to rumple; as, to crumple paper. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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