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Rumple   /rˈəmpəl/   Listen
Rumple

verb
(past & past part. rumpled; pres. part. rumpling)
1.
Disturb the smoothness of.  Synonyms: mess up, ruffle, ruffle up.
2.
To gather something into small wrinkles or folds.  Synonyms: cockle, crumple, knit, pucker.
3.
Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased.  Synonyms: crease, crinkle, crumple, wrinkle.






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"Rumple" Quotes from Famous Books



... where are you going?" said du Bousquier, uneasily. "This is what comes of a bachelor's life!" thought he. "The devil take me if I ever did anything more than rumple her collar, and, lo and behold! she makes THAT a ground to put her ...
— The Jealousies of a Country Town • Honore de Balzac

... "An' there that poor blind boy sets an' thinks an' thinks an' thinks, an' longs for some one that loves him to smooth his pillow an' rumple his hair, an'—-" ...
— Dawn • Eleanor H. Porter



Words linked to "Rumple" :   crisp, fold, ruckle, scrunch up, scrunch, fold up, disarrange, draw



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