put a crimp in

Definition of put a crimp in


  1. :  to prevent (something) from happening or proceeding in the usual or desired way :  to affect (something) badly The storm put a crimp in our travel plans. The extra expenses put a crimp in the company's budget.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched: such as

    :  to form (leather) into a desired shape

    :  to give (synthetic fibers) a curl or wave like that of natural fibers

  1. :  something produced by or as if by crimping: such as

    :  a section of hair artificially waved or curled

    :  a succession of waves (as in wool fiber)

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

  1. :  to trap into military or sea service :  impress

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