Crumple - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkrʌmpl|  American pronunciation of the word crumple
Brit.  |ˈkrʌmp(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word crumple


- fall apart (syn: break down, collapse, crumble, tumble)
- fold or collapse (syn: buckle)
- to gather something into small wrinkles or folds (syn: cockle, knit, pucker, rumple)
- become wrinkled or crumpled or creased (syn: crease, crinkle, rumple, wrinkle)


She crumpled the piece of paper into a ball and tossed it into the garbage can.

The car's fender was crumpled in the accident.

At the sight of blood, he crumpled to the floor.

When the business failed, the owner just crumpled up.

Dan tore the page out, crumpled it, and threw it in the wastepaper basket.

The blow hit him in the head and he crumpled to the ground.

A shot was fired; the man crumpled up and fell dead.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crumple
he/she/it: crumples
present participle: crumpling
past tense: crumpled
past participle: crumpled
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