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English definition of “crumple”

crumple

verb     /ˈkrʌm.pl̩/
[I or T] to become , or cause something to become , full of folds that are not equal in size : This shirt crumples easily Making things more or less smooth or straight [I] If someone's face crumples, it becomes full of lines because of a strong emotion : Her face crumpled with laughter .Laughing and smilingWeeping and crying [I] If someone crumples, they fall to the ground suddenly : The bullet hit him and he crumpled into a heap on the floor .Falling and droppingMoving downwards
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