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v. rum·pled, rum·pling, rum·ples
1. To wrinkle or form into folds or creases.
2. To make unkempt or untidy.
1. To become wrinkled or creased.
2. To become unkempt or untidy.
An irregular or untidy crease.
[Perhaps Dutch rompelen, from Middle Dutch rumpelen.]
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to make or become wrinkled, crumpled, ruffled, or dishevelled
a wrinkle, fold, or crease
[C17: from Middle Dutch rompelen; related to Old English gerumpen creased, wrinkled]
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v. -pled, -pling,
1. to crumple into wrinkles.
2. to tousle: The wind rumpled her hair.v.i.
3. to become wrinkled or crumpled.n.
4. a wrinkle or crease.
[1595–1605; < Dutch rompelen (v.), rompel (n.)]
rum′ply, adj. -pli•er, -pli•est.
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Past participle: rumpled
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|Verb||1.||rumple - disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"|
disarrange - destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk"
|2.||rumple - to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"|
draw - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
|3.||rumple - become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"|
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verb ruffle, crush, disorder, dishevel, wrinkle, crease, crumple, screw up, mess up, pucker, crinkle, scrunch, tousle, derange I leaned forward to rumple his hair.
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1. To make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting:
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