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crimp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crimp

  1. 1 a small fold in a soft and otherwise smooth surface a small crimp in the dollar bill prevented it from being accepted by the bill changer made a tiny little crimp in the corner of the Queen of Spades Synonyms of crimp crease, wrinkle, crinkle, furrowWords Related to crimp corrugation, layer, loop, plait, pleat, ply, pucker, seam, tuck; crow's-foot

  2. 2 something that makes movement or progress difficult the strike could put a real crimp in the production schedule Synonyms of crimp balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, encumbrance, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammelWords Related to crimp catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardshipNear Antonyms of crimp catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden (also handmaid), help



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