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

Translation of crumple in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (paper/clothes)
    arrugar
    (metal)
    abollar
    she crumpled the sheet of paper into a ball
    hizo una bola estrujando la hoja de papel
    to crumple something up
    arrugar algo
    Example sentences
    • Finn crumpled the paper and threw it into the garbage can five feet away from us.
    • She moves cigarettes in her pack, then crumples the paper and puts it on the shelf with chocolate bars.
    • I always stack the dishes and put the silverware in a glass and crumple the paper and sweep up the errant rice, because I bussed tables for many years.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (become creased)
    (fabric/shirt)
    arrugarse
    1.2 (collapse)
    (metal/fuselage)
    abollarse
    Example sentences
    • The frame twisted and bent and the car crumpled like cardboard.
    • He had heard leaves crumple under the pressure of feet, yet there were no leaves on the ground.
    • In cases of severe growth inhibition, the wings appeared crumpled with strong structural deformation.
    Example sentences
    • His comrades had been studying the green leaves with interest but had jumped half a foot into the air when their companion crumpled to the ground.
    • It broke into a thousand tiny pieces, and my mother crumpled to the ground.
    • Tom crumpled to the ground, bleeding heavily from the right side of his face.

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