rumple, v. 1. crumple, wrinkle, crush, crinkle, crankle, cockle, ripple; pucker, purse, crease, crimple, twill, ruck, ruckle; crisp, fold, curl, flounce, rimple, crimp; knit, furrow, ridge, corrugate, shirr.
2. tousle, ruffle, dishevel, muss, disorganize; mess, disarrange, disorder, snarl.
-n. 3. crease, fold, ruck, pucker; wrinkle, furrow, ridge, crow's-feet; tuck, pleat, plait, gather, dog-ear, double, lapel; plicature, ply, flexure, flounce, plica; crinkle, crankle, crumple, cockle; ripple, ripplet, wavelet, wave, undulation. rumpus, n. 1. commotion, uproar, fracas, confusion, disturbance; tumult, storm, affray, ado, bedlam, mayhem, Inf. shindy, rowdydow, hoo-ha, Inf. foofaraw; pother, stir, brouhaha, Fr. tohu-bohu; melee, brawl, rough-house, free-for-all, SI. rumble, rout, riot.
2. controversy, quarrel, row, hassle, scrap; tiff, spat, rhubarb, argument, dispute; Inf. ruction, Brit, barney, SI. knock-down-drag-out; wrangle, dustup, don-nybrook, fight, altercation; broil, embroilment, em-branglement, words, squabble, squall, imbroglio, tussle, perturbation. run, v. 1. dash, dart, bolt, tear, tear along, bowl along, make time, cover ground, make strides or rapid strides; sprint, fly, flit, whiz, whisk; zoom, zip, career, rip, scour, scud, scorch, burn up the road, outstrip the wind, race like the wind, go or be off like a shot, Chiefly Brit, hare, Inf. clip, Inf. roar, Inf. barrel, Inf pour it on, Inf. eat up the road; hasten, make haste, race, speed, accelerate, hustle, hurry, post, rush, scramble, move swiftly, move quickly, step lively, step quickly, double-time, Inf. hump or hump it; step on it, hop to it, snap to it, SI. get cracking, SI. get the lead out, get a hustle or move on, SI. stir one's stumps; jog, trot, canter, lope; scamper, scurry, scoot, trip, skip.
2. flee, abscond, escape, take flight, take to flight, take wing, SI. wing it, Inf. beat it, Inf. skip out, Inf. skedaddle, SI. skidoodle, SI. vamoose; run away, run off, elope, take to one's heels, make a quick exit, Inf. take off, Inf. clear out, Inf. make tracks, Inf. cut out, Inf. cut and run, Inf. fly the coop, SI. split, SI. scram, SI. blow, SI. hightail it, SI. lam or take it on the lam; retreat, withdraw, decamp, take oneself off, take French leave, quit the scene, make a getaway, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, run for it, make a run for it, show the heels, show a clean or extra-light pair of heels, make a beeline for, Inf. take to the woods, Inf head for the hills.
3. go, go by, go or pass over, go at, Scot. gang; proceed, move, advance, pass, pass on; progress, wend one's way, roll, roll on, continue; migrate, transmigrate, traverse, travel, trek; meander, wander, rove, gad, roam, drift, stray, veer.
4. turn, rotate; slide, slip, glide, pass through.
5. flow, stream, spill, spill into, empty, empty into; issue, issue forth, surge, gush, flood, jet, spurt, spout; leak, leak out, leak into, seep, trickle; overflow, flow over, spill over, well over, brim over, slop, slosh; cataract, cascade.
6. melt, fuse, mold, cast, deliquesce, liquesce, thaw, Obs. colliquate; melt down, flux, liquefy, liquate, liquidize, dissolve.
7. spread, spread over, creep, climb, trail, shift,
drift; extend, range, reach, sweep, stretch, span, cover,
straddle, take in, surround, environ, encompass.
8. operate, function, work, perform, act, Inf. tick, Inf. percolate; drive, propel, push, force, impel; actuate, turn, mobilize; direct, manage, conduct, maintain, handle, carry on or out or through; drive, steer, pilot, navigate; manipulate, maneuver, control, govern, command, order, prescribe, make the rules, lay down the laws, Inf. mastermind, Inf. pull the strings, Inf call the shots; supervise, superintend, oversee, head, head up, stand over, Inf. boss.