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 ?
Presently I became conscious in my reverie of a little crumpled piece of paper on the floor.
We also discovered, first some letters, and next a crumpled piece of paper thrown aside in a corner of one of the shelves.
Anne sat on the floor in a little circle of light cast by the lamp beside her, amid a surrounding snow of crumpled manuscript.
I had no idea I was interfering with a letter," said Francine; watching Emily with fiercely-attentive eyes, while she smoothed out the crumpled paper.
But a newspaper is hardly read at all when it is crumpled up and used to light the fire.
Parker crumpled as a stiff garment that slips down from a nail.
The knife crumpled up and hurt him; he put his finger in his mouth.
As the light grew clearer he began to understand more and more what these crumpled black things signified.
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.
Nicholas submitted to him, and at one moment prayed to God as he had done on the battlefield at the bridge over the Enns, and then guessed that the card that came first to hand from the crumpled heap under the table would save him, now counted the cords on his coat and took a card with that number and tried staking the total of his losses on it, then he looked round for aid from the other players, or peered at the now cold face of Dolokhov and tried to read what was passing in his mind.
I stood breathless with the paper crumpled up in my hand.
I don't know how long or how short a time I had been playing with the ashes, when my fingers suddenly encountered a piec e of crumpled paper hidden deep among them.