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Adjective: crumpled  krúm-puld
  1. Having a curve or bend in, esp. not in original shape
    "a car with a crumpled front end";
    - bent, dented
Verb: crumple  krúm-pul
  1. Fall apart
    "the building crumpled after the explosion";
    - crumble, tumble, break down, collapse
  2. Fold or collapse
    "His knees crumpled";
    - buckle
  3. To gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    "She crumpled her lips";
    - pucker, rumple, cockle, knit
  4. Become wrinkled, crumpled or creased
    "This fabric won't crumple";
    - rumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle
  5. Squeeze or crush a flat material to make a compact rough ball or fit in a container
    "he crumpled up the letter and threw it";
    - scrunch, scrunch up, crumple up

See also: damaged

Type of: break, cave in, change integrity, collapse, crease [archaic], crinkle [archaic], crisp [archaic], fall in, fold, fold up, founder, give, give way, ruckle [archaic], scrunch [archaic], scrunch up [archaic], wrinkle [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Crumpled