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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.


Synonymsbuckle


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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