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Used to describe the act of crushing something into smaller, wrinkled shape with hands. SlideI watched him crumple the note in frustration.
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Active DestructionPlay
Signifies actively ruining the original form of an object, often paper. SlideShe crumpled the draft and tossed it into the bin.
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Sometimes indicates a character's emotional state, such as anger or frustration. SlideIn anger, he crumpled the photo into his pocket.