verb (used with object), crum·pled, crum·pling.
verb (used without object), crum·pled, crum·pling.
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Origin of crumple
OTHER WORDS FROM crumplecrumply, adjectiveun·crum·pling, adjective
Words nearby crumple
Example sentences from the Web for crumple
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.Hyundai plans to build dozens of vehicles on its new modular EV platform|Stan Horaczek|December 3, 2020|Popular Science
But people were shocked to see Rice actually throw the punch and to watch her crumple.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man who would face a cannon's mouth would falter before the face of a woman whom he could crumple with one hand.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
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."Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
They can't endure it; so much goodness breaks down their wing arches, and the glorious ones crumple together like tissue-paper.A Girl's Student Days and After|Jeannette Marks
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.The Hero of Panama|F. S. Brereton