Synonyms of 'crumple'
She crumpled the paper in her hand.
She sat down carefully, so as not to crumple her skirt.
He crumpled to the floor in agony.
4 break down
Sometimes we just crumpled under our grief.
5 screw up
She faltered, and then her face crumpled once more.
She puckered her lips and kissed him on the nose.
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If a building or other structure collapses, it falls down very suddenly.
A section of the Bay Bridge had collapsed.
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 .