crumple

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English crumpen (to curl up, crump),from Old English crump (crooked).

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Noun[edit]

crumple (plural crumples)

  1. A crease, wrinkle, or irregular fold.

Verb[edit]

crumple (third-person singular simple present crumples, present participle crumpling, simple past and past participle crumpled)

  1. (transitive) To rumple; to press into wrinkles by crushing together.
  2. (transitive) To cause to collapse.
  3. (intransitive) To become wrinkled.
  4. (intransitive) To collapse.

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References[edit]

  • crumple” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).