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The legs of his adversary seemed to crumple up like paper beneath him.

The crumple affected Cassy but far less than she had expected.

The crumple was not there, or at least only such crumple as she had naturally awaited.

And then he began to crush and crumple the paper, and to tear it into a thousand shreds.

He had the writing in his hand, and was about to crumple it, but I caught sight of it, and snatched it from him.

He heard the crumple of paper as he counted out a number of bills.

Symes's towering figure seemed to crumple in the office chair.

Half-after eleven, whispered Vavasour, seeming to crumple in the middle.

All at once something inside his brain seemed to crumple up.

It is very strong and wont tear, and is the sort which does not crumple much.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, crumplen, frequentative of crumpen "to curl up" (from Old English crump "bent, crooked"). Related: Crumpled; crumpling.

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