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verb as in make or become wrinkled

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The engines tear off the wings, landing gear crumples, the fuselage is cracked.

When struck by shrapnel, however, an aeroplane (one witness says) "just crumples up like a broken egg."

She takes the things out of the basket, crumples up some tissue paper and breaks a crisp brown roll.

The manner in which these crumples tend to scale off speaks strongly in favour of the explanation given.

They are out of place in the landscape, Brillon; for it is all luxury and lush, and they are crumples—crumples!

As he crumples it in his hand, Leslie moves toward Mamma Francoise, seeming in one moment to have mastered all her fears.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crumples, such as: crush, buckle, scrunch, screw, wad, and collapse.

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