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Make or become wrinkled
“She sat down carefully, so as not to crumple her skirt.”
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To collapse or burst inward violently
“Thankfully, she didn't crumple to the ground when he released her.”
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To crush or become crushed into untidy wrinkles or creases
“I always stack the dishes and put the silverware in a glass and crumple the paper and sweep up the errant rice, because I bussed tables for many years.”
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(of a person's face) To suddenly sag and show an expression of desolation
“The thought of seeing 40 faces simultaneously crumple with disbelief was too much for us to bear.”
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To fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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Bend and give way under pressure or strain
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(of a business) To go bankrupt
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Destroy or severely damage by tearing or crushing
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To make rough or coarse
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To fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
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To crush into fine particles
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To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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A fold or crease, especially of skin or other tissue
“As I shoved it into my bag, I had to be especially careful not to crumple the sheet of paper that had all my science notes on it.”
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