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crum·ple

 (krŭm′pəl)
v. crum·pled, crum·pling, crum·ples
v.tr.
1. To crush together or press into wrinkles; rumple.
2. To cause to collapse.
v.intr.
1. To become wrinkled.
2. To collapse: a regime that finally crumpled.
n.
An irregular fold, crease, or wrinkle.

[Middle English crumplen, probably frequentative of crumpen, to curl up; see crumpet.]

crum′ply adj.

crumple

(ˈkrʌmpəl)
vb
1. (when: intr, often foll by up) to collapse or cause to collapse: his courage crumpled.
2. (when: tr, often foll by up) to crush or cause to be crushed so as to form wrinkles or creases
3. (intr) to shrink; shrivel
n
a loose crease or wrinkle
[C16: from obsolete crump to bend; related to Old High German krimpfan to wrinkle, Old Norse kreppa to contract]
ˈcrumply adj

crum•ple

(ˈkrʌm pəl)

v. -pled, -pling,
n. v.t.
1. to mash or crush into irregular folds or a compact mass.
2. to cause to collapse.
v.i.
3. to contract into wrinkles; shrink or shrivel.
4. to give way suddenly; collapse.
n.
5. an irregular fold or wrinkle.
[1400–50; late Middle English, variant of crymplen. See crimp1, -le]
crum′ply, adj.

crumple


Past participle: crumpled
Gerund: crumpling

Imperative
crumple
crumple
Present
I crumple
you crumple
he/she/it crumples
we crumple
you crumple
they crumple
Preterite
I crumpled
you crumpled
he/she/it crumpled
we crumpled
you crumpled
they crumpled
Present Continuous
I am crumpling
you are crumpling
he/she/it is crumpling
we are crumpling
you are crumpling
they are crumpling
Present Perfect
I have crumpled
you have crumpled
he/she/it has crumpled
we have crumpled
you have crumpled
they have crumpled
Past Continuous
I was crumpling
you were crumpling
he/she/it was crumpling
we were crumpling
you were crumpling
they were crumpling
Past Perfect
I had crumpled
you had crumpled
he/she/it had crumpled
we had crumpled
you had crumpled
they had crumpled
Future
I will crumple
you will crumple
he/she/it will crumple
we will crumple
you will crumple
they will crumple
Future Perfect
I will have crumpled
you will have crumpled
he/she/it will have crumpled
we will have crumpled
you will have crumpled
they will have crumpled
Future Continuous
I will be crumpling
you will be crumpling
he/she/it will be crumpling
we will be crumpling
you will be crumpling
they will be crumpling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crumpling
you have been crumpling
he/she/it has been crumpling
we have been crumpling
you have been crumpling
they have been crumpling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crumpling
you will have been crumpling
he/she/it will have been crumpling
we will have been crumpling
you will have been crumpling
they will have been crumpling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crumpling
you had been crumpling
he/she/it had been crumpling
we had been crumpling
you had been crumpling
they had been crumpling
Conditional
I would crumple
you would crumple
he/she/it would crumple
we would crumple
you would crumple
they would crumple
Past Conditional
I would have crumpled
you would have crumpled
he/she/it would have crumpled
we would have crumpled
you would have crumpled
they would have crumpled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crumple - fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
2.crumple - fold or collapse; "His knees buckled"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - 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"
3.crumple - to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
draw - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch up, wrinkle, scrunch - make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
4.crumple - become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
fold up, fold - become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"

crumple

verb
1. crush, squash, screw up, scrumple She crumpled the paper in her hand.
2. crease, wrinkle, rumple, ruffle, pucker She sat down carefully, so as not to crumple her skirt.
3. collapse, sink, go down, fall He crumpled to the floor in agony.
4. break down, fall, collapse, give way, cave in, go to pieces Sometimes we just crumpled under our grief.
5. screw up, pucker She faltered, and then her face crumpled once more.

crumple

verb
1. To make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting:
2. To fall in:
Idiom: give way.
noun
A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
Translations
يُجَعِّد، يتَجَعَّـد
mačkatmuchlathroutitkrčit
krølle sammen
böggla
surauktisusiraukti
burzītburzīties
mečkati
buruş mak

crumple

[ˈkrʌmpl]
A. VT (also crumple up) [+ paper] → estrujar; [+ clothes] → arrugar
B. VI [material] → arrugarse; [person] (= fall) → desplomarse; (= lose one's nerve) → desmoronarse, venirse abajo
she crumpled to the floorse desplomó
he just crumpled and lost all his confidencese desmoronó or se vino abajo y perdió toda la confianza
his face crumpled and he started to cryse le descompuso el rostro y se echó a llorar
C. CPD crumple zone N (Aut) → zona f de deformación absorbente

crumple

[ˈkrʌmpəl] vt [+ paper, fabric] → froisser, chiffonner crumple zone

crumple

vt (also crumple up) paper, dress, fabric (= crease)zer- or verknittern, zerknautschen; (= screw up)zusammenknüllen; metaleindrücken; the force of the impact crumpled the bonnet/cardie Wucht des Aufpralls drückte die Kühlerhaube ein/quetschte das Auto zusammen
vi (lit, fig: = collapse) → zusammenbrechen; (= get creased: paper) → krumpeln, knittern; (car, metal)zusammengedrückt werden; her face crumpledihr Gesicht verzog sich (zum Weinen)

crumple

[ˈkrʌmpl]
1. vt (also crumple up) (paper) → accartocciare; (clothes) → stropicciare, sgualcire, spiegazzare
2. vi (see vt) → accartocciarsi, stropicciarsi, sgualcirsi, spiegazzarsi

crumple

(ˈkrampl) verb
to make or become wrinkled or creased. This material crumples easily; She crumpled up the piece of paper.
References in classic literature ?
You do look just like our own dear Meg, only so very sweet and lovely that I should hug you if it wouldn't crumple your dress," cried Amy, surveying her with delight when all was done.
In vain he sat before paper, attending on inspiration; that heavenly nymph, beyond suggesting the words 'my dear father,' remained obstinately silent; and presently John would crumple up the sheet and decide, as soon as he had 'a good chance,' to carry the money home in person.
He received the paper very peevishly, and was about to crumple it, apparently to throw it in the fire, when a casual glance at the design seemed suddenly to rivet his attention.
It came without warning, at the very hour his hand was outstretched to crumple the Holz and Gunsberg Combine.
I felt the wind of his bullet as it whizzed past my ear, and at the same instant I saw him crumple to the ground.
With a leap I was beside Thurid, and ere the devilish smirk had faded from his handsome face I had caught him full upon the mouth with my clenched fist; and as the good, old American blow landed, the black dator shot back a dozen feet, to crumple in a heap at the foot of Kulan Tith's throne, spitting blood and teeth from his hurt mouth.
Like lightning the blows fell, and only ceased when Tarzan felt the limp form crumple beneath him.
He had seen airships flying low and swift over darkened and groaning streets; watched great buildings, suddenly red-lit amidst the shadows, crumple at the smashing impact of bombs; witnessed for the first time in his life the grotesque, swift onset, of insatiable conflagrations.
De Coude hesitated, as though waiting to see his antagonist crumple to the ground.
There is nothing very complex or stimulating about the passion of war, when men kill one another unseen; where you feel the sting in your heart which comes from God knows where, and you crumple up, with never a chance to have a go at the chap who has potted you from the trenches, or behind a rock, a thousand yards off.
It seemed that Bradley was doomed when, apparently out of space, an arrow whizzed, striking Schwartz in the side, passing half-way through his body to crumple him to earth.
When she came to the end, she stood a minute, as if too indignant to speak, then gave the paper a nervous sort of crumple and dropped it on the floor, saying, all in one breath, "I think she is a mercenary, heartless, ungrateful girl