rumple up

rumple up

1. To cause something to become wrinkled or creased. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rumple" and "up." Make sure you don't rumple up your shirt before your interview tomorrow! Don't toss your clothes in a heap like that—you'll rumple them up!
2. To physically assault someone; to beat someone up. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rumple" and "up." The mob boss sent a couple goons over to rumple the accountant up so that he would be too scared to testify. A group of older boys rumpled me up a bit because I wore a pink shirt to school.
See also: up

rumple someone or something up

to bring disorder to someone ['s clothing] or something; to wrinkle someone or something. One of the little boys knocked another boy down and rumpled him up. He rumpled up Dan's shirt.
See also: up