Definition of scrumple in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskrʌmp(ə)l/


[with object] British
Crumple (paper or cloth): she scrumpled it up and tossed it into the waste-paper basket
More example sentences
  • The card is a froth of glitter and highly scrumpled clumps of tissue paper.
  • He saw me; and when he did he took something out of his pocket, scrumpled it up and dropped it into a half melted waste bin latched onto one of the lamp posts.
  • Mine were scrumpled up and shoved down to the bottom of my bed.


Early 16th century: alteration of crumple.

Words that rhyme with scrumple

crumple, rumple

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