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kruhm puhld

  • v  fall apart
  • v  fold or collapse
  • v  to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
  • v  become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
  • s  of metal e.g.
    a car with a crumpled front end

  • At a round table sit five men--sturdy, with slick hair and crumpled suits--having a good rude time as two other men in velour sweatsuits, drivers or bodyguards probably, sit at a .
  • But a fusillade of machine-gun fire stopped him on the grating; hit by seven bullets in the head and neck, he crumpled to the ground.
  • But keeping an eye on pocketfuls of accumulated travel crud (hotel keys, credit card, crumpled $20 bills) usually results in a less-than relaxing experience, with constant glances .
News & Articles

  • Runners rally for woman seriously injured in hit-and-run
    Julie Ambrose can't shake the image of a crumpled and broken woman, left for dead on the side of Fairmount Avenue Southwest. So on Saturday, she will retrace the woman’s steps, with her shoes laced, her stride quickened and her fellow runners in tow.  Ambrose is organizing a Run to Reflect 5K to show support for the 54-year-old woman who was jogging and was hit by a car last Saturday.  According ...
    June 11, 2013 - KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
  • Brian Thompson: School's out --- no more packing lunches
    If you're like me, you're wondering what to do with this gift. It's like coming across a crumpled $20 bill on the sidewalk. Think of the possibilities! I'm rich! I can go buy some gold!
    June 11, 2013 - The St. Augustine Record
  • Tornado-hit gym in Illinois has storied history
    GILLESPIE, Ill. (AP) -- A high school in southwestern Illinois is planning to rebuild its tornado-damaged gymnasium, a beloved community gathering place with a storied history dating back to the 1920s. The Gillespie High gymnasium was hit May 31 by an EF2 tornado with winds of up to 115 mph. Part of the roof blew off, walls crumpled and a weight room was destroyed. No one was seriously injured ...
    June 9, 2013 - KMOV St. Louis

  • Chris Clemons in San Francisco Chronicle
    They're telling me four to six weeks,said Clemons, who sprained his right knee late last season and missed the playoffs. "I was getting double-teamed. I got hit from the side and my leg crumpled. I heard a pop."
  • Frank Rich in Los Angeles Times
    Mr. Silver gives the performance of his career,wrote Frank Rich in the New York Times. "While one expects this actor to capture Charlie's cigar-chomping vulgarity, Mr. Silver's frightening eruptions of snarling anger and crumpled demeanor...
  • Gordon Brown in Xinhua
    The things that were going through my head was that my dad (Bob) has already had a triple heart bypass so I was hoping my heart was right. But I was just about crumpled up on the floor, I was in really bad pain. I was also thinking about my mate,... Shane Watson Sydney Morning Herald Oct 26, 2006 23912 31997 crunch The world is suffering a triple challenge: of higher fuel prices, higher food prices and a credit crunch," said Brown in an interview with British newspaper the Guardian. "My message to the G8 will be that instead of sidelining climate...

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