crumple
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crumple
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to wrinkle)
a. arrugar
The teacher suspected someone was using a cheat sheet when he heard someone crumpling papers during the test.El maestro sospechó que alguien usaba un acordeón cuando oyó a alguien arrugando papeles durante el examen.
b. abollar (metal)
The fearsome giant crumpled the knight's sword with one hand.El temible gigante abolló la espada del caballero con una mano.
c. estrujar (paper)
Sonia refused to sign the papers and crumpled them.Sonia se negó a firmar los papeles y los estrujó.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to become wrinkled)
a. arrugarse
The pages of the old book were starting to crumple and tear.Las páginas del libro antiguo empezaban a arrugarse y a romperse.
b. abollarse (metal)
The tin can crumpled when Tim tried to stand on it.La lata se abolló cuando Tim trató de pararse en ella.
3. (to fall)
a. desplomarse
After seven hours of shopping at the mall with his daughters, Jim crumpled on the floor.Después de siete horas de compras en el centro comercial con sus hijas, Jim se desplomó en el suelo.
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crumple
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (material, dress)
a. arrugar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. arrugarse
3. (fig)
a. desplomarse (person)
4. (resistance)
a. sucumbir
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crumple [ˈkrʌmpl]
transitive verb
(also crumple up) [+paper] estrujar; [+clothes] arrugar;
intransitive verb
[+material] arrugarse; [+person] (fall) desplomarse; (lose one's nerve) desmoronarse; venirse abajo
she crumpled to the floor se desplomó; he just crumpled and lost all his confidence se desmoronó or se vino abajo y perdió toda la confianza; his face crumpled and he started to cry se le descompuso el rostro y se echó a llorar
modifier
crumple zone (n) (Aut) zona (f) de deformación absorbente
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