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Rumple   /rˈəmpəl/   Listen

(past & past part. rumpled; pres. part. rumpling)
Disturb the smoothness of.  Synonyms: mess up, ruffle, ruffle up.
To gather something into small wrinkles or folds.  Synonyms: cockle, crumple, knit, pucker.
Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased.  Synonyms: crease, crinkle, crumple, wrinkle.

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"Rumple" Quotes from Famous Books

... the gaslight Margar lay in unearthly beauty, the shadow of her dark eyelashes touching her cheek, a smile lingering on her baby mouth. She had been such a happy baby; Martie had loved to rumple and kiss the aureole of bright hair that framed the ...
— Martie the Unconquered • Kathleen Norris

... just now!" Joan had thought when considering Martin, "and Uncle David would tell me things about Aunt Dorrie and Nancy that would rumple all my calm, and I dare not ...
— The Shield of Silence • Harriet T. Comstock

... river. They saw that a kerchief had been spread over its face, but it had rumpled it up over its nose; the little thing was all but dead, but they took it up and flitted it home to Thorir's house, and he brought the lad up, and called him Thorkell Rumple; as for the berserkr fits, they came on ...
— The Book of Were-Wolves • Sabine Baring-Gould

... 'when your best things are put on to-morrow, you must take care not to rumple or soil them before you appear in Mrs. Howard's presence; and when you come into her parlour you must stop at the door, and bow low and curtsey; and when you are desired to sit down, you must sit still till dinner is brought ...
— The Fairchild Family • Mary Martha Sherwood

Words linked to "Rumple" :   crisp, ruckle, draw, scrunch, disarrange, crumple, fold up, scrunch up, fold

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