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Other Crumple Definition

[v] become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
[v] to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
[v] fold or collapse; "His knees buckled"
[v] fall apart; also used metaphorically; "Negociations broke down"

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\Crum"ple\, v. i. To contract irregularly; to show wrinkles after being crushed together; as, leaves crumple.

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