Definition of Rumple

1. Verb. Disturb the smoothness of. "Ruffle the surface of the water"

Exact synonyms: Mess Up, Ruffle, Ruffle Up
Generic synonyms: Disarrange

2. Verb. To gather something into small wrinkles or folds. "They rumple the sheets"; "She puckered her lips"
Exact synonyms: Cockle, Crumple, Knit, Pucker
Related verbs: Draw
Generic synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Wrinkle

3. Verb. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased. "These fabrics rumple easily"; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crumple, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Crinkle, Wrinkle

Definition of Rumple

1. v. t. & i. To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.

2. n. A fold or plait; a wrinkle.

Definition of Rumple

1. Verb. To make wrinkled, particularly of fabric. ¹

2. Verb. To muss. ¹

3. Verb. To tousle. ¹

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Definition of Rumple

1. to wrinkle [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES] - See also: wrinkle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rumple

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Literary usage of Rumple

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1. A Tour Through the Southern and Western Territories of the United States of by John Pope (1888)
"... Lining—rumple the one, you rumple the other :" And as to my Lord Verulam, " Smell- fungus in his ..."

2. A complete dictionary of the English languageby Thomas Sheridan by Thomas Sheridan (1797)
"In To rumple, rump'l. ... rumple, rump'lf Pucker, rough or command. • RULER, rô'1-ùr. f. Governour, one that has the ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"a wrinkle, fold ; E. rimple, rumple, to wrinkle, tumble, ... See rumple. To Wring. To press or squeeze hard, to pinch or gripe, to put to pain. ..."

4. History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth by Benjamin F. Gue (1903)
"... serving from 1870 to 1892. At one time he received strong support for Judge of the Supreme Court, as he always ranked high as a jurist. JOHN NW rumple ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged from the American Dictionary by Noah Webster (1833)
"I. to rumple. Rind, n. skin, bark, or outer coat Ri-my, a. full of rime, frosty. Ring, n. a circular thing, ornament for the finger, a sounding. ..."

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