Meaning of “crumple” in the English Dictionary

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"crumple" in British English

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crumpleverb

uk /ˈkrʌm.pəl/ us /ˈkrʌm.pəl/

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “crumple” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crumple" in American English

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crumpleverb [ I/T ]

us /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.

(Definition of “crumple” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)