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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of scrumple.


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  • Afterwards, he read the Sunday Times, which he owned, and got so angry he scrumpled it all up in a ball and thrust it in the fire, nearly setting the chimney ablaze.

    Rupert Murdoch 'corrupted by power' 2010

  • Don't get me wrong, the chick in the middle with the cock isn't so bad, at least she's prettier than the scrumpled up old tissue on the right.

    Wow, They're Still Alive! 2008

  • Do you know - (to paraphrase Ron) - I reckon every pill box, blast, bomb and ncb shelter I've ever visited (a lot) has a liberal distribution of scrumpled up paper and small composting piles of waste around the floor.

    Castles in the Cabbages Peter Ashley 2007

  • * Afterwards, when we all went round to the pub, their ties undone or scrumpled in their pockets, they queued up to tell me about the most incompetent managers, the most unscrupulous companies and the most elaborate skives.

    What's Going On Mark Steel 2009

  • My fingers clutched greedily at some papers scrumpled outside; and – yes!

    Boris in Iraq 2008

  • Carmichael pushed his scrumpled doodle into his trouser pocket.

    Farthing 2006

  • Otherwise I'll iron a ton of things and then they'll get scrumpled up where Neil currently stores them.

    sheepdip Diary Entry sheepdip 2003

  • So I go with him to a corner where it's quiet, and he takes out this scrumpled-up old envelope, and in it there was this ID card in there with his face on, and it was all shiny and official and that but it wasn't nothing like a proper ID even though it had this year's date.

    Asimov's Science Fiction 2003

  • Aunt Hetty about that poor old gray snow-bank out in her woods, all lonely and scrumpled up!

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1918

  • That evening Warren Marr rode down to the shore cottage on horseback and handed Mary Isabel a letter; a strange, scrumpled, soiled, yellow letter.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 1908


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