Definitions for: Rumple

[v] become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
[v] to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
[v] disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"

Webster (1913) Definition: Rum"ple, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rumpled p. pr. &
vb. n. Rumpling.] [Cf. rimple, and D. rimpelen to wrinkle,
rompelig rough, uneven, G. r["u]mpfen to wrinkle, MHG.
r["u]mphen, OHG. rimpfan, Gr. "ra`mfos the crooked beak of
birds of prey, ? to roam.]
To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to
wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.

They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled
and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest
assignats. --Burke.

Rum"ple, n.
A fold or plait; a wrinkle. --Dryden.

Synonyms: cockle, crease, crinkle, crumple, crumple, knit, mess up, pucker, ruffle, ruffle up, wrinkle

See Also: crease, crinkle, crisp, disarrange, fold, fold up, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle

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