Definitions

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  • v. to crumple, crimp

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cause to shrink or draw together; to contract; to curl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To contract or draw together; cause to shrink or pucker; curl; corrugate.
  • n. A rumple.

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Examples

  • Also, whenever we are putting on power we won't try to stand up, our legs would crimple up like strings.

    The Skylark of Space

  • Ward, keeping the gun pointing her way, sneered at her in a way that made the soul of Billy Louise crimple.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • With his face contorted into a grin to crimple one's spine, with a voice to make one's knees buckle, he went up to Happy Jack and thrust that horrible grin into Happy's very face.

    The Happy Family

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