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British English: /ˈkrʌmp(ə)l/
American English: /ˈkrəmpəl/

Translation of crumple in Italian:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (crush up)
    (paper, garment)
    spiegazzarsi, sgualcirsi
    his face crumpled
    il suo volto si contrasse in una smorfia
    the car crumpled on impact
    l'auto si accartocciò per l'impatto
  • 2 (collapse)
    (opposition, resistance)
    he crumpled onto the floor
    si accasciò al suolo

Phrasal verbs

crumple up:

crumple [something] up, crumple up [something]

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