Synonyms of 'crumple'
1 crushDictionary, squash, screw upShe crumpled the paper in her hand.
2 creaseDictionary, wrinkle, rumpleShe sat down carefully, so as not to crumple her skirt.
3 collapseDictionary, sink, go downHe crumpled to the floor in agony.
4 break downDictionary, fall, collapseSometimes we just crumpled under our grief.
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If someone or something falls, they move quickly downwards onto or towards the ground, by accident or because of a natural force.
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
The town fell to Croatian forces.
Thesaurus for crumple from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you crumple something such as paper or cloth , or if it crumples , it is squashed and becomes full of untidy creases and folds .