Definition of scrumple in English:



[with object]British
  • Crumple (paper or cloth)

    ‘she scrumpled it up and tossed it into the waste-paper basket’
    • ‘Mine were scrumpled up and shoved down to the bottom of my bed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The card is a froth of glitter and highly scrumpled clumps of tissue paper.’
    crease, crumple, rumple, wrinkle, crinkle, scrunch up, ruck up
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Early 16th century: alteration of crumple.