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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English crumpen (to curl up, crump),from Old English crump (crooked).

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NounEdit

crumple (plural crumples)

  1. A crease, wrinkle, or irregular fold.

VerbEdit

crumple (third-person singular simple present crumples, present participle crumpling, simple past and past participle crumpled)

  1. (transitive) To rumple; to press into wrinkles by crushing together.
  2. (transitive) To cause to collapse.
  3. (intransitive) To become wrinkled.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) To collapse.
    • 2017 June 3, Daniel Taylor, “Real Madrid win Champions League as Cristiano Ronaldo double defeats Juv”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      Yes, Juve were unfortunate, in the extreme, with the deflected goal from Casemiro that gave Madrid a 2-1 lead just after the hour. From that point onwards, however, it was staggering to see a team renowned for defensive structure crumple this way.

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ReferencesEdit

  • crumple” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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