rumple ( rumples 3rd person present) ( rumpling present participle) ( rumpled past tense & past participle ) If you rumple someone's hair, you move your hand backwards and forwards through it as your way of showing affection to them. verb
I leaned forward to rumple his hair, but he jerked out of the way. V n
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crease, crinkle, crumple, crush, derange, dishevel, disorder, mess up, pucker, ruffle, screw up, scrunch, tousle, wrinkle
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