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English definition of “crumple”

crumple

verb uk   /ˈkrʌm.pl̩/ us  
[I or T] to become, or cause something to become, full of folds that are not equal in size: This shirt crumples easilyMaking 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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