Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of crumple.
  • n. The act by which something crumples.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A degenerate or shriveled apple.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The transparent sensor tracks up to 10 simultaneous finger touches - we assume that should cover most uses - making possible complex multi-finger gestures such as closing an application by "crumpling" it with several fingers, or playing polyphonic sounds on a virtual piano keyboard.

    CNET Australia

  • Little Thady Kilfoyle reported that he had met the strange man a bit down the road, "leggin 'it along at a great rate, wid a black rowl of somethin' under his arm that he looked to be crumplin 'up as small as he could" -- the word "crumpling" went acutely to Mrs. Kilfoyle's heart -- and some long-sighted people declared that they could still catch glimpses of a receding figure through the hovering fog on the way towards

    Strangers at Lisconnel

  • Little Thady Kilfoyle reported that he had met the strange man a bit down the road, "leggin 'it along at a great rate, wid a black rowl of somethin' under his arm that he looked to be crumplin 'up as small as he could," -- the word "crumpling" went acutely to Mrs. Kilfoyle's heart, -- and some long-sighted people declared that they could still catch glimpses of a receding figure through the hovering fog on the way toward Sallinbeg.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 4

  • It burned her shoulders like acid, and she could only react with a quiet crumpling sound as her spine turned to elastic and the air escaped her lungs.

    Automatic Typewriter

  • Ah, your colleague, said Anil, crumpling aplum over his rice and spelling out the word as if she were an ESL student and he the instructor.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • She looked down at her gifts and nodded, then sighed, a crumpling kind of sigh that made many of us want to punch the intruders and some of us want to punch the man standing next to him.

    Passeridae

  • Then terror flared in the eyes of friends with a better view: of teens and young adults crumpling to the ground, blood streaming from point-blank bullet wounds.

    Norway Attack: Island Survivors On Their 2-Hour Fight For Life

  • The Reman roared and threw off the security officers, one of them staggering backward into the central counter and crumpling to the floor.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • The Cut writes, "Hlaska is mostly stuff that a young Silicon Valley employee would wear to work: there's a lot of short-sleeved collared button-downs (perfect for crumpling into a ball at the foot of your futon after a long night of coding) as well as laptop covers and leather messenger bags."

    Chad Hurley, Former YouTube CEO, Now Focusing On Fashion Line Hlaska (PHOTOS)

  • How would you like to be stuck at your desk for nearly half a century, tearing page after page out of your typewriter, crumpling them up and starting over?

    Writer's Block? Get Nacreous!

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