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English definition of “crumple”

crumple

verb     /ˈkrʌmpl/
CRUSH [I, T] If something such as paper or cloth crumples, it becomes crushed, and if you crumple it, you crush it until it is full of folds: a crumpled shirtRough, irregular and uneven
LOOK SAD [I] If someone's face crumples, they suddenly look very sad or disappointed.Weeping and crying
(Definition of crumple verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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