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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   (=ruffle)  
I leaned forward to rumple his hair, but he jerked out of the way.      V n  
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rumple  

  
crease, crinkle, crumple, crush, derange, dishevel, disorder, mess up, pucker, ruffle, screw up, scrunch, tousle, wrinkle  

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rumpled, rump, rumble, rule

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