crumpled


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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.

crumpled

(ˈkrʌmpəld)
adj
1. creased
2. (Textiles) creased
3. collapsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crumpled - of metal e.g.crumpled - of metal e.g.; "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders"
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

crumpled

adjective crushed, wrinkled, creased, ruffled, rumpled, puckered He was wearing a donkey jacket and crumpled trousers.
Translations

crumpled

[ˈkrʌmpəld] adj
[clothes, paper] → froissé(e)
[body] → recroquevillé(e)crumple zone n [car] → structure f déformable
References in classic literature ?
I can hold them crumpled up in my hand, so no one will know how stained they are.
He was shorter than his older sons; a crumpled little man, with run-over boot-heels, and he carried one shoulder higher than the other.
From his trousers pockets he took a fistful of crumpled bank notes and a good deal of silver coin, which he piled on the bureau indiscriminately with keys, knife, handkerchief, and whatever else happened to be in his pockets.
The framework of his nature, originally strong and massive, was not yet crumpled into ruin.
The place, with its gray sky and withered garlands, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theater after the performance-- all strewn with crumpled playbills.
The delicate side-fins, and the palms of his flukes, still freshly retained the plaited crumpled appearance of a baby's ears newly arrived from foreign parts.
you will find it scarcely more legible than a crumpled, scratched page.
Taking his port rait, f rom top to toe, the picture of him began with a tall hat, broadly encircled by a mourning band of crumpled crape.
His hair could not have been more violently on end, if it had been that moment dressed by the Cow with the crumpled horn in the house that Jack built.
He looked it out from a handful of small change, folded it in some crumpled paper, and gave it to me.
Presently I became conscious in my reverie of a little crumpled piece of paper on the floor.
He had heard of rich men who had been blackmailed all their lives by some servant who had read a letter, or overheard a conversation, or picked up a card with an address, or found beneath a pillow a withered flower or a shred of crumpled lace.