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English verb: rumple

1. rumple (contact) disturb the smoothness of

SamplesRuffle the surface of the water.

Synonymsmess up, ruffle, ruffle up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disarrange

2. rumple (contact) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

SamplesShe puckered her lips.

ExamplesThey rumple the sheets

Synonymscockle, crumple, knit, pucker

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle

Verb groupdraw

3. rumple (change) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

SamplesThis fabric won't wrinkle.

ExamplesThe sheets didn't rumple, These fabrics rumple easily

Synonymscrease, crinkle, crumple, wrinkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up

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