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Synonyms for crumple

Synonyms for crumple

to make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting

to fall in

a line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another

Synonyms for crumple

fold or collapse

to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

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If you don't have one, crumple up a long strip of crepe paper into a ball and glue it at the tip of the cone.
Davidovitch says they were inspired and moved toward a solution by thinking about how a familiar birthday balloon, made of two circular mylar foils, wrinkles and crumples (two separate processes).
Crumple one half section of newspaper into a ball for the head.
A field of triangles crumples and twists into a wavy crystalline sea.
On the front end Volvo designed tiered crumple zones that absorb energy at different rates based on the type of steel used.
The collision caused Earth's crust to crumple into giant mountains.
into the manic bitchiness of his role in The Crumple Zone
In addition, Burnout Revenge adds 10 new crash junctions, dozens of completely re-worked tracks and cars built from the ground up to crumple, rip and tear in the most violent, spectacular crashes ever seen in a video game.
Historically, higher value vehicles warranted repair, but currently, higher-end vehicles include many more safety features such as crumple zones, laminated glass, and multiple air bags that, if activated, contribute to the vehicle's propensity to be scrapped.
If no bees have arrived by the time the flower starts to crumple with age, the stamens snap up anyway and dump pollen onto the flower's own female organ.
In addition, many of the safest autos in the world feature Alcoa products in their crash management systems and crumple zones, side-impact beams and engine cradles.
It takes energy to crumple a sheet-to force it uniformly into a smaller and smaller ball.
Railtrack was slammed yesterday for leaving pounds 400million worth of new trains in the sidings while passengers are forced to use 40-year- old rolling stock, which can crumple in a crash.
Standard on both Pathfinder models are Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System and the brand's LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system.
The side-impact protection of the bus is located at a height such that the car impacts it at bumper height and the car's crumple zone is used to the full.