Definition of put a crimp in
- The storm put a crimp in our travel plans.
- The extra expenses put a crimp in the company's budget.
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: 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
: 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)
: a person who entraps or forces men into shipping as sailors or into enlisting in an army or navy
: to trap into military or sea service : impress
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