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verb as in make or become wrinkled

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Thankfully, they have become less frequent, and when they do happen, I absorb them with a quick jerk of my torso and a slight crumple of my eyelids, making it almost imperceptible to anyone else.

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Failing to account for the presence of your dog in that vehicle undermines every seatbelt, airbag, and crumple zone you just rolled into a monthly payment.

The entire front of the car in front of the cabin is a crumple zone designed to absorb the impact in a crash before the energy can make its way to the cells.

But people were shocked to see Rice actually throw the punch and to watch her crumple.

The man who would face a cannon's mouth would falter before the face of a woman whom he could crumple with one hand.

The life went out of her like the flame from a dying candle, and she seemed to shrink and crumple and to sway upon her feet.

They can't endure it; so much goodness breaks down their wing arches, and the glorious ones crumple together like tissue-paper.

She will wear a lovely dress she calls a tea-gown, all soft and lacey, and she doesn't mind how much I crumple it.

Then he seemed to crumple up entirely, and, falling forward, rolled with a loud splash into the river.


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On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crumple, such as: break down, buckle, crush, scrunch, collapse, and crease.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.