Or the child in handling the object pounds with it, or crumples it, and a sound issues.
Hubbard passes it to him, and he looks at it, crumples it in his hand, and grinds it under foot.
I think you are right, Mr. crumples, added the vice-principal.
And he crumples up his little face like those things in gutta-percha.
crumples or no crumples, there was no denying that blue was a becoming colour.
The crumples were cut by fissures, perpendicular to which the blue veins ran.
In an instant the wall paper slips down from the walls and crumples to a heap on the floor.
The core of the globe contracts, and the force that crumples the crust to fit the core generates heat.
But what you say, Mr. crumples, suggests a little further inquiry into the matter.
Picks up the sheets, crumples them into a ball and throws them into the waste-paper basket.
c.1300, crumplen, frequentative of crumpen "to curl up" (from Old English crump "bent, crooked"). Related: Crumpled; crumpling.