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    englsih word for "paper squeez"

    Hi,

    I am unable to get the English word for something like if I squeeze the paper and make it into the ball for the purpose of throwing into the dustbin.

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    Gauri

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    Re: englsih word for "paper squeez"

    You "screw it up into a ball". The phrasal verb is "to screw up" (beware, this has other meanings).
    I think you can also use "to ball up" in AmE.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Jul-2012 at 03:24. Reason: typo
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    Re: englsih word for "paper squeez"

    thanks. I think Iif my intention is to throw the paper this way into the dustbin than it should be using the word "screw". But what if I an instructing kids for fun to use the paper to turn it into a ball. Can I still use the same word? or I can safely use the word "to ball up"......I have heard some other word for such things. But unable to recall. Please help me.

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    Re: englsih word for "paper squeez"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    A couple of terms used in the US are crumble and wad.
    Crumble? Not crumple?
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    Re: englsih word for "paper squeez"

    thanks all so I got two words which I can use for this purpose scrunch up or crumple

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    Re: englsih word for "paper squeez"

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    Thanks all. So I got two words which I can use for this purpose - "scrunch up" or "crumple".
    It's good that we could help you. Please see my amendments in red to your post. It really is important to use correct capitalisation and punctuation in your posts.
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    thanks emsr2d2. I will pay attention to these things while replying. Thanks Gauri

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    Re: englsih word for "paper squeez"

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    Thanks emsr2d2. I will pay attention to these things while replying. Thanks Gauri

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    Re: englsih word for "paper squeez"

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    Thanks emsr2d2. I will pay attention to these things while replying. Thanks Gauri.
    You need to pay even closer attention.

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