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crimp

verb \ ˈkrimp \

Definition of crimp

transitive verb
1 :to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched: such 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 (something, such as the margins of a pie crust) in order to seal
2 :to be an inhibiting or restraining influence on :cramp
  • sales had been crimped by credit controls
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crimper

play \ˈkrim-pər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of crimp

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


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crimp

noun

Definition of crimp

1 :something produced by or as if by crimping: such 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 :something that cramps or inhibits :restraint, curb

First Known Use of crimp

1782


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crimp

noun

Definition of crimp

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

Origin and Etymology of crimp

perhaps from 1crimp


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crimp

verb

Definition of crimp

transitive verb
:to trap into military or sea service :impress

First Known Use of crimp

1789



CRIMP Defined for Kids

crimp

verb \ ˈkrimp \

Definition of crimp for Students

crimped; crimping
:to make wavy or bent
  • She crimped her hair.


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