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English definition of “crumple”

crumple

verb [I/T]    /ˈkrʌm·pəl/
to become full of irregular folds: [M] Stephanie crumpled up the letter and threw it away. Someone or something that crumples falls suddenly: [I] The top of the mast was starting to crumple.
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