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crumple something up

to fold up or crush someone or something. Walter crumpled the paper up. He crumpled up the paper.
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crumple up

to fold up; to collapse. She was so frightened that she just crumpled up. Fran crumpled up in a dead faint.
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References in classic literature ?
I want a great many crumples of this sort put into it today.
Still, the sneer at my graphic powers irritated me - for I am considered a good artist - and, therefore, when you handed me the scrap of parchment, I was about to crumple it up and throw it angrily into the fire.
For there was a time when there were no newspapers, nothing for father to read at breakfast-time, and no old newspapers to crumple up and light fires with.
I can't help imagining that perhaps just as we get to the middle, they'll crumple up like a jack-knife and nip us.
Ever afterward there remained crumples in her mind and body.
Crumple them up a bit so that they look slightly curly.
As the rubber relaxed, the detached graphene was compressed to crumple.
When the radius of the drop gets small enough, the thin film starts to develop fine radial wrinkles near its outer perimeter as the water pressure increases If you keep adding pressure, decreasing the radius further, a second transition takes place and the film starts to crumple and to look more like a table cloth, draping with sharp creases over the edge of a flattened top," he adds.
The crumple damage was clearly visible on the starboard side of the ferry.
Crumple a full-size piece of newspaper into a jelly bean/football shape for the body and wrap with masking tape.
In this edition, we highlight The Crumple Zone, about a group of gay friends spending the holidays together, and Noel Coward's Easy Virtue, which tells of a woman who is haunted by her troubled past.
For example, spidron reliefs could be used as shock absorbers or crumple zones in vehicles, Erdely says.
Milliken sees it as a way to crumple the inefficiencies of paper and manual processes.
The 11 models tested in this series were rated as "good" or "acceptable" for structural performance, indicating that manufacturers are doing a better job of designing the vehicles' safety cages and crumple zones, the institute said.
Best known as the inventor of the automotive crumple zone structure, Barenyi holds over 2,500 patents, including those for the steering wheel impact absorber and the two-piece steering column, both now used throughout the auto industry.