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Present participle for make or become wrinkled
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“She sat down carefully, so as not to crumple her skirt.”
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Present participle for to collapse or burst inward violently
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“Thankfully, she didn't crumple to the ground when he released her.”
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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for bend and give way under pressure or strain
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(of a business) Present participle for to go bankrupt
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Present participle for destroy or severely damage by tearing or crushing
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Present participle for to make rough or coarse
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Present participle for to fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
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Present participle for break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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Present participle for to crush into fine particles
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A failure or malfunction, including technical, mechanical, or in personal relationships
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