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3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rumple \Rum"ple\, noun A fold or plait; a wrinkle. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rumple \Rum"ple\, verb (used with an object) & 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water" [syn: {ruffle}, {ruffle up}, {rumple}, {mess up}]

2: to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips" [syn: {pucker}, {rumple}, {cockle}, {crumple}, {knit}]

3: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle" [syn: {rumple}, {crumple}, {wrinkle}, {crease}, {crinkle}]

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