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English verb: crumple

1. crumple (motion) fall apart

SamplesThe building crumbled after the explosion.
Negotiations broke down.

Synonymsbreak down, collapse, crumble, tumble

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

2. crumple (contact) fold or collapse

SamplesHis knees buckled.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way

3. crumple (contact) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

SamplesShe puckered her lips.

ExamplesThey crumple the sheets

Synonymscockle, knit, pucker, rumple

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

Verb groupdraw

4. crumple (change) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

SamplesThis fabric won't wrinkle.

ExamplesThe sheets didn't crumple, These fabrics crumple easily

Synonymscrease, crinkle, rumple, wrinkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up

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