crumple: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (krum'pul), [key]
— v., n. -pled, -pling,
- to press or crush into irregular folds or into a compact mass; bend out of shape; rumple; wrinkle.
- to cause to collapse or give way suddenly: That right hook to the midsection crumpled him.
- to contract into wrinkles; shrink; shrivel.
- to give way suddenly; collapse: The bridge crumpled under the weight of the heavy trucks.
- an irregular fold or wrinkle produced by crumpling.
- crumple (Thesaurus)