rumple [v] crush, wrinkle bedraggle, cockle, crease, crimp, crinkle, crumple, derange, dishevel, disorder, fold, mess up, muss up, pucker, ruck up, ruffle, screw up, scrunch, seam, tousle, wreathe; concepts 137,219,250 —Ant. flatten, iron, smooth

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  • Rumple — Rum ple, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Rumpled} p. pr. & vb. n. {Rumpling}.] [Cf. rimple, and D. rimpelen to wrinkle, rompelig rough, uneven, G. r[ u]mpfen to wrinkle, MHG. r[ u]mphen, OHG. rimpfan, Gr. ra mfos the crooked beak of birds of prey, ? to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rumple — Rum ple, n. A fold or plait; a wrinkle. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rumple — (v.) c.1600, possibly a variant of rimple to wrinkle (14c.), from O.E. hrympel; possibly influenced by M.Du. rumpelen. Related: Rumpled; rumpling …   Etymology dictionary

  • rumple — ► VERB ▪ give a ruffled or dishevelled appearance to. ► NOUN ▪ an untidy state. DERIVATIVES rumpled adjective. ORIGIN originally in the sense «wrinkle»: from Dutch rompel …   English terms dictionary

  • rumple — [rum′pəl] n. [MDu rompel < rompe, a wrinkle, akin to OE hrympel, a wrinkle < IE * (s)kremb , to twist: see SHRIMP] an uneven fold or crease vt., vi. rumpled, rumpling 1. to make rumples (in) 2. to make or become disheveled or tousled rumply …   English World dictionary

  • rumple — [[t]rʌ̱mp(ə)l[/t]] rumples, rumpling, rumpled VERB If you rumple someone s hair, you move your hand backwards and forwards through it as your way of showing affection to them. [V n] I leaned forward to rumple his hair, but he jerked out of the… …   English dictionary

  • rumple — /rum peuhl/, v., rumpled, rumpling, n. v.t. 1. to crumple or crush into wrinkles: to rumple a sheet of paper. 2. to ruffle; tousle (sometimes fol. by up): The wind rumpled her hair. v.i. 3. to become wrinkled or crumpled: Tissue rumples easily. n …   Universalium

  • rumple — verb To make wrinkled, particularly of fabric. Ill rumple my bedsheets so it looks like I was here last night …   Wiktionary

  • rumple — [c]/ˈrʌmpəl / (say rumpuhl) verb (rumpled, rumpling) –verb (t) 1. to draw or crush into wrinkles; crumple: a rumpled sheet. 2. Also, rumple up. to ruffle; tousle. –verb (i) 3. to become wrinkled or crumpled. –noun 4. a wrinkle or irregular fold;… …  

  • rumple —  a large debt, contracted by little and little. Twill come to a rumple, or breaking, at last. Somer …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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