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crimp

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verb \ˈkrimp\

Definition of crimp

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched: as a :  to form (leather) into a desired shape b :  to give (synthetic fibers) a curl or wave like that of natural fibers c :  to pinch or press together (as the margins of a pie crust) in order to seal

  3. 2 :  to be an inhibiting or restraining influence on :  cramp <sales had been crimped by credit controls — Time>

crimp·er play \ˈkrim-pər\ noun


Origin of crimp

Dutch or Low German krimpen to shrivel; akin to Middle Dutch crampe hook, cramp


First Known Use: 1712

Rhymes with crimp


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crimp

noun

Definition of crimp

  1. 1 :  something produced by or as if by crimping: as a :  a section of hair artificially waved or curled b :  a succession of waves (as in wool fiber) c :  a bend or crease formed in something

  2. 2 :  something that cramps or inhibits :  restraint, curb



1863

First Known Use of crimp

1863


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crimp

noun

Definition of crimp

  1. :  a person who entraps or forces men into shipping as sailors or into enlisting in an army or navy



Origin of crimp

perhaps from 1crimp


First Known Use: 1758


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crimp

verb

Definition of crimp

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to trap into military or sea service :  impress



1812

First Known Use of crimp

1812



CRIMP Defined for Kids

crimp

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verb \ˈkrimp\

Definition of crimp

crimpedcrimp·ing

  1. :  to make wavy or bent <She crimped her hair.>





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