AskDefine | Define crumple

Dictionary Definition



1 fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down" [syn: crumble, tumble, break down, collapse]
2 fold or collapse; "His knees buckled" [syn: buckle]
3 to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips" [syn: pucker, rumple, cockle, knit]
4 become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle" [syn: rumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A crease, wrinkle, or irregular fold.


  1. To rumple; to press into wrinkles by crushing together.
  2. To cause to collapse.
  3. To become wrinkled.
  4. To collapse.


to rumple
to cause to collapse
to become wrinkled
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