Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crumple

4 senses of crumple

Sense 1
crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse -- (fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 2
buckle, crumple -- (fold or collapse; "His knees buckled")
       => collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder -- (break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice")

Sense 3
pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit -- (to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips")
       => wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp -- (make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane")

Sense 4
rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle -- (become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle")
       => fold, fold up -- (become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy")

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