verb (used with object), crum·pled, crum·pling.
verb (used without object), crum·pled, crum·pling.
- crummock water,
- crumple zones,
- crunch numbers,
- crunch time
Origin of crumple
Examples from the Web for crumple
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 crumple affected Cassy but far less than she had expected.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
He again thought of envy, but that alone could not crumple clothes.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
Word Origin for crumple
c.1300, crumplen, frequentative of crumpen "to curl up" (from Old English crump "bent, crooked"). Related: Crumpled; crumpling.