verb[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 scrumplecrumple, rumple
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