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rum·ple

 (rŭm′pəl)
v. rum·pled, rum·pling, rum·ples
v.tr.
1. To wrinkle or form into folds or creases.
2. To make unkempt or untidy.
v.intr.
1. To become wrinkled or creased.
2. To become unkempt or untidy.
n.
An irregular or untidy crease.

[Perhaps Dutch rompelen, from Middle Dutch rumpelen.]

rum′ply adj.

rumple

(ˈrʌmpəl)
vb
to make or become wrinkled, crumpled, ruffled, or dishevelled
n
a wrinkle, fold, or crease
[C17: from Middle Dutch rompelen; related to Old English gerumpen creased, wrinkled]
ˈrumply adj

rum•ple

(ˈrʌm pəl)

v. -pled, -pling,
n. v.t.
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.

rumple


Past participle: rumpled
Gerund: rumpling

Imperative
rumple
rumple
Present
I rumple
you rumple
he/she/it rumples
we rumple
you rumple
they rumple
Preterite
I rumpled
you rumpled
he/she/it rumpled
we rumpled
you rumpled
they rumpled
Present Continuous
I am rumpling
you are rumpling
he/she/it is rumpling
we are rumpling
you are rumpling
they are rumpling
Present Perfect
I have rumpled
you have rumpled
he/she/it has rumpled
we have rumpled
you have rumpled
they have rumpled
Past Continuous
I was rumpling
you were rumpling
he/she/it was rumpling
we were rumpling
you were rumpling
they were rumpling
Past Perfect
I had rumpled
you had rumpled
he/she/it had rumpled
we had rumpled
you had rumpled
they had rumpled
Future
I will rumple
you will rumple
he/she/it will rumple
we will rumple
you will rumple
they will rumple
Future Perfect
I will have rumpled
you will have rumpled
he/she/it will have rumpled
we will have rumpled
you will have rumpled
they will have rumpled
Future Continuous
I will be rumpling
you will be rumpling
he/she/it will be rumpling
we will be rumpling
you will be rumpling
they will be rumpling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rumpling
you have been rumpling
he/she/it has been rumpling
we have been rumpling
you have been rumpling
they have been rumpling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rumpling
you will have been rumpling
he/she/it will have been rumpling
we will have been rumpling
you will have been rumpling
they will have been rumpling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rumpling
you had been rumpling
he/she/it had been rumpling
we had been rumpling
you had been rumpling
they had been rumpling
Conditional
I would rumple
you would rumple
he/she/it would rumple
we would rumple
you would rumple
they would rumple
Past Conditional
I would have rumpled
you would have rumpled
he/she/it would have rumpled
we would have rumpled
you would have rumpled
they would have rumpled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rumple - disturb the smoothness ofrumple - 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"
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"
3.rumple - 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"

rumple

verb ruffle, crush, disorder, dishevel, wrinkle, crease, crumple, screw up, mess up, pucker, crinkle, scrunch, tousle, derange I leaned forward to rumple his hair.

rumple

verb
1. To make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting:
2. To put (the hair or clothes) into a state of disarray:
noun
A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
Translations

rumple

[ˈrʌmpl] VTarrugar; [+ hair] → despeinar

rumple

vt (also rumple up) clothes, paperzerknittern; hairverwuscheln, zerzausen

rumple

[ˈrʌmpl] vt (clothes) → spiegazzare, sgualcire; (hair) → arruffare, scompigliare
References in classic literature ?
Jo wasn't ashamed of the great tear that dropped off the end of her nose, and Amy never minded the rumpling of her curls as she hid her face on her mother's shoulder and sobbed out, "I am a selfish girl
Now, is it not a horrible reflection," said my guardian, to whom I had hastily explained the unavailing efforts of the two women, "is it not a horrible reflection," walking up and down and rumpling his hair, "that if this wretched creature were a convicted prisoner, his hospital would be wide open to him, and he would be as well taken care of as any sick boy in the kingdom?
The captain, much more occupied with her than with that pack of the rabble, was amorously rumpling her girdle behind.