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Crumple (paper or cloth)‘she scrumpled it up and tossed it into the waste-paper basket’
crease, crumple, rumple, wrinkle, crinkle, scrunch up, ruck upView synonyms
- ‘The card is a froth of glitter and highly scrumpled clumps of tissue paper.’
- ‘He saw me; and when he did he took something out of his pocket, scrumpled it up and dropped it into a half melted waste bin latched onto one of the lamp posts.’
- ‘He reached forward and scrumpled up the timetable for his last quarter semester.’
- ‘Mine were scrumpled up and shoved down to the bottom of my bed.’
Early 16th century: alteration of crumple.
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