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  • adj. Squeezed into a compact mass by irregular folds.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of crumple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of metal e.g.


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  • Her expression crumpled in the face of his aggression, and she backed away with an offended look in her eyes.

    Red Wolf

  • She gazed up at him, large gray eyes studying his face, and then her expression crumpled and she moved toward him, pressing her face against his plaid.

    My Devilish Scotsman

  • Mysteriously Ivanovitch seemed to be losing his composure, as his expression crumpled into a worried frown.

    The Millionaire’s Secrets

  • Her expression crumpled, and she held her arms out beseechingly.

    Among the Free

  • The train crumpled up, and some of the cars fell over sideways and fell off, ninety feet into the bottom of a dry creek.


  • Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in crumpled posture.

    December 18th, 2007

  • Massive thumbs flicked, effortlessly sending metal crate tops high into the air, defying both their locks and hinges, to land noisily in crumpled heaps on the floor.

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  • A rictus grin crumpled his careworn face; just another lost soul grimly drinking into the morning, pathetically clutching at the warmth of the false camaraderie of the night before.

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  • My guess is that, if this was Whedon’s concept, it’s one that he pulled and un-crumpled from the circular file.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Wrestler

  • He passes notes when he get away with it; dirty puns scratched out in crumpled paper and passed covertly to comrades-in-arms, ever careful to not let anyone see or hear who shouldn’t see or hear.

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