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Definitions and Synonyms of crumple | Another word for crumple | What is crumple?

Definition 1: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased - [verb of change]

Samples where crumple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This fabric won't wrinkle

Synonyms for crumple in the sense of this definition

(crumple is a kind of ...) become folded or folded up

"The bed folds in a jiffy"

Definition 2: to gather something into small wrinkles or folds - [verb of contact]

Samples where crumple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She puckered her lips

Synonyms for crumple in the sense of this definition

(crumple is a kind of ...) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic

"The dress got wrinkled" "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

(crumple has a similar meaning as ...) contract

"The material drew after it was washed in hot water"

Definition 3: fold or collapse - [verb of contact]

Samples where crumple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His knees buckled

Synonyms for crumple in the sense of this definition

(crumple is a kind of ...) break down, literally or metaphorically

"The wall collapsed" "The business collapsed" "The dam broke" "The roof collapsed" "The wall gave in" "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

Definition 4: fall apart - [verb of motion]

Samples where crumple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the building crumbled after the explosion
  • Negotiations broke down

Synonyms for crumple in the sense of this definition

(crumple is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

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