CRUMPLE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for CRUMPLE?

Need another word that means the same as “crumple”? Find 71 synonyms and 30 related words for “crumple” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Crumple” are: crease, crinkle, rumple, wrinkle, buckle, cockle, knit, pucker, break down, collapse, crumble, tumble, crush, scrunch up, screw up, squash, squeeze, ruck up, warp, become warped, make warped, bend, bend out of shape, become bent, make bent, twist, become twisted, make twisted, curve, become curved, make curved, distort, become distorted, make distorted, contort, become contorted, make contorted, become crooked, make crooked, deform, become deformed, make deformed, become malformed, make malformed, misshape, become misshapen, make misshapen, mangle, become mangled, make mangled, develop a fold, develop a kink, develop a wrinkle, bulge, arc, arch, give way, cave in, go to pieces, be overcome, fold, gather, furrow, ridge, line, corrugation, groove

Crumple as a Noun

Definitions of "Crumple" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “crumple” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A crushed fold, crease, or wrinkle.
Definitions of "Crumple" as a noun

Synonyms of "Crumple" as a noun (11 Words)

corrugationA ridge on a corrugated surface.
creaseAn angular or rounded shape made by folding.
England were 15 for 3 overnight with Stewart and Russell at the crease.
crinkleA slight depression in the smoothness of a surface.
There was a crinkle of suspicion on her forehead.
foldA folded part as in skin or muscle.
The house lay in a fold of the hills.
furrowA long, narrow trench made in the ground by a plough, especially for planting seeds or irrigation.
There were deep furrows in his brow.
gatherThe act of gathering something.
grooveA long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process such as erosion or by a tool as e g a groove in a phonograph record.
His thoughts were slipping into a familiar groove.
lineDenoting an image consisting of lines and solid areas with no gradation of tone.
The bill is the latest in a long line of measures to protect society from criminals.
puckerAn irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth.
A pucker between his eyebrows.
ridgeAny long raised strip.
A high pressure ridge helping to steer cyclones further south.
rumpleAn untidy state.
She left her clothes in a rumple on the floor.
Synonyms of "Crumple" as a noun (11 Words)

Crumple as a Verb

Definitions of "Crumple" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “crumple” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased.
  • Fall apart.
  • Become creased, bent, or crooked.
  • Crush (something, typically paper or cloth) so that it becomes creased and wrinkled.
  • Fold or collapse.
  • (of a person) suddenly flop down to the ground.
  • (of a person's face) suddenly sag and show an expression of desolation.
  • To gather something into small wrinkles or folds.
Definitions of "Crumple" as a verb

Synonyms of "Crumple" as a verb (60 Words)

arcForm an arch or curve.
The ball arced across the room.
archHave the curved shape of an arch.
Her back arches.
be overcomeHave an existence, be extant.
become bentEnter or assume a certain state or condition.
become contortedEnhance the appearance of.
become crookedUndergo a change or development.
become curvedEnter or assume a certain state or condition.
become deformedCome into existence.
become distortedEnter or assume a certain state or condition.
become malformedEnter or assume a certain state or condition.
become mangledEnhance the appearance of.
become misshapenCome into existence.
become twistedUndergo a change or development.
become warpedCome into existence.
bendBend one s back forward from the waist on down.
The road bends.
bend out of shapeBend one’s back forward from the waist on down.
break downBreak down literally or metaphorically.
buckleFasten with a buckle.
The highway buckled during the heat wave.
bulgeBulge outward.
His stomach bulged after the huge meal.
cave inHollow out as if making a cave or opening.
cockleTo gather something into small wrinkles or folds.
collapseCause a lung or blood vessel to collapse.
Collapse the music stand.
contortTwist or bend out of the normal shape.
A contorted version of the truth.
creaseMake a crease in cloth or paper.
Crease the paper like this to make a crane.
crinkleMake wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in.
Rose s face crinkled in bewilderment.
crumble(of something abstract) disintegrate gradually over a period of time.
The easiest way to crumble blue cheese.
crushCrush or bruise.
He crushed the paper in his hands.
curveExtend in curves and turns.
The road curved sharply.
deformBecome distorted or misshapen undergo deformation.
His body was deformed by leprosy.
develop a foldCreate by training and teaching.
develop a kinkBecome technologically advanced.
develop a wrinkleSuperimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.
distortMake false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story.
The pipe will distort as you bend it.
give wayPlace into the hands or custody of.
go to piecesMove away from a place into another direction.
knitMake textiles by knitting.
A closely knit family.
make bentChange from one form into another.
make contortedInduce to have sex.
make crookedPerform or carry out.
make curvedEliminate urine.
make deformedCreate by artistic means.
make distortedMake by shaping or bringing together constituents.
make malformedCreate or manufacture a man-made product.
make mangledPut in order or neaten.
make misshapenAct in a certain way so as to acquire.
make twistedConstitute the essence of.
make warpedMake by shaping or bringing together constituents.
manglePress with a mangle.
Mangle the sheets.
misshapeShape or form badly or wrongly.
A new novel about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult.
puckerDraw together into folds or puckers.
She puckered her lips.
ruck upRaise.
rumpleBecome wrinkled or crumpled or creased.
Careful you ll rumple my outfit.
screw upHave sexual intercourse with.
scrunch upRaise.
squashSqueeze or force into a small or restricted space.
Wash and squash the cans before depositing them.
squeezeSqueeze tightly between the fingers.
He squeezed with all his strength.
tumbleDry washing in a tumble dryer.
The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it.
twistTwist or pull violently or suddenly especially so as to remove something from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.
The cord is all twisted.
warpIn weaving arrange yarn so as to form the warp of a piece of cloth.
Moisture had warped the box.
wrinkleGrimace and cause wrinkles on a part of the face.
Her brow wrinkled.
Synonyms of "Crumple" as a verb (60 Words)

Usage Examples of "Crumple" as a verb

  • She crumpled to the floor in a dead faint.
  • He crumpled up the paper bag.
  • The child's face crumpled and he began to howl.
  • Her composure crumpled.
  • The bumper crumpled as it glanced off the wall.
Usage Examples of "Crumple" as a verb

Associations of "Crumple" (30 Words)

apoplecticRelating to or denoting apoplexy (stroke.
An apoplectic attack.
bendBend one s back forward from the waist on down.
A bend in the road.
clothesBedclothes.
Rosie got into bed and pulled the clothes up to her nose.
collapseCause a lung or blood vessel to collapse.
She was so dehydrated that her veins had collapsed.
creaseBecome wrinkled or crumpled or creased.
A crease in his trousers.
crumbleA pudding made with crumble and fruit.
The cookies crumbled.
flopWith a flopping sound.
I m going to flop here for the night.
frayCause friction.
Cheap fabric soon frays.
garmentAn item of clothing.
Fashion garments.
hemUtter hem or ahem.
He was hemmed in by the tables.
lineA line marking the starting or finishing point in a race.
He drew a line on the chart.
messyDirty and disorderly.
His messy hair.
pleatPleat or gather into a ruffle.
She was absently pleating her skirt between her fingers.
puckerDraw together into folds or puckers.
Her lips puckered.
purseA sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse.
The purse barely covered the winner s expenses.
rippleA thing resembling a ripple or ripples in appearance or movement.
The ripples spread across the pond.
rufflePleat or gather into a ruffle.
Brian had been ruffled by her questions.
rumpleBecome wrinkled or crumpled or creased.
She left her clothes in a rumple on the floor.
seamPut together with a seam.
Sunderland have a rich seam of experienced players.
seizureThe taking possession of something by legal process.
The patient had a seizure.
shrivelWither, as with a loss of moisture.
The fruit dried and shriveled.
skirtA garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women.
The treaty skirted around the question of political cooperation.
stitchMake mend or join something with stitches.
He had to have sixteen stitches to his head.
strutBrace something with a strut or struts.
The holes were close boarded and strutted.
toppleCause to topple or tumble by pushing.
Disagreement had threatened to topple the government.
tuckMake a tuck or several folds in.
Tuck in the sheet.
tumbleCause to topple or tumble by pushing.
The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it.
undulateHave a smoothly rising and falling form or outline.
The landscape rolled and undulated for miles in every direction.
wizenedLean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.
A wizened little man with frizzy grey hair.
wrinkleMake wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface make a pressed folded or wrinkled line in.
The dress got wrinkled.
Associations of "Crumple" (30 Words)

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