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 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
To crumple discarded papers seemed the habit of the Incorruptible, for there was a very litter of them on the ground.The Trampling of the Lilies|Rafael Sabatini
Lucas's hand went out to snatch and crumple it; then his clenched fist dropped to his side.Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle