uncrumpling

crumple

[kruhm-puhl]
verb (used with object), crumpled, crumpling.
1.
to press or crush into irregular folds or into a compact mass; bend out of shape; rumple; wrinkle.
2.
to cause to collapse or give way suddenly: That right hook to the midsection crumpled him.
verb (used without object), crumpled, crumpling.
3.
to contract into wrinkles; shrink; shrivel.
4.
to give way suddenly; collapse: The bridge crumpled under the weight of the heavy trucks.
noun
5.
an irregular fold or wrinkle produced by crumpling.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; variant of crimple

crumply, adjective
uncrumpling, adjective
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crumple (ˈkrʌmpəl)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by up) (when tr, often foll by up)
1.  to collapse or cause to collapse: his courage crumpled
2.  to crush or cause to be crushed so as to form wrinkles or creases
3.  (intr) to shrink; shrivel
 
n
4.  a loose crease or wrinkle
 
[C16: from obsolete crump to bend; related to Old High German krimpfan to wrinkle, Old Norse kreppa to contract]
 
'crumply
 
adj

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crumple
c.1300, crumplen, freq. of crumpen "to curl up," from O.E. crump "bent, crooked."
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