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English definition of “rumple”


verb [T]     /ˈrʌ̩/
to make something become creased (= not smooth) or untidy: You'll rumple your jacket if you don't hang it up properly.Making things more or less smooth or straight rumpled     /-pl̩d/ adjective a rumpled suit/sheet/bed He hadn't brushed his hair and his clothes were rumpled.Dirty and untidy
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