crimp

  • 1 Crimp — Crimp(ing) may refer to: Crimp (climbing), a small hold with little surface area Crimp (gambling), a bent corner of a card to facilitate cheating Crimp (joining), a deformity in metal used to make a join Crimp (recruitment) or shanghaiing, to… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Crimp — (kr[i^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crimped} (kr[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crimping}.] [Akin to D. krimpen to shrink, shrivel, Sw. krympa, Dan. krympe, and to E. cramp. See {Cramp}.] 1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Crimp — Crimp, a. 1. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle. [R.] [1913 Webster] Now the fowler . . . treads the crimp earth. J. Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory. [R.] [1913 Webster] The evidence is crimp; the witnesses swear… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 crimp — 1630s; O.E. had gecrympan to crimp, curl, but the modern word probably is from M.Du. or Low German crimpen/krimpen to shrink, crimp. Related: Crimped; crimping. The noun is attested from 1863, originally natural curl in wool fiber. To put a crimp …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 crimp — crimp·age; crimp; crimp·er; crimp·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 6 Crimp — Crimp, n. 1. A coal broker. [Prov. Eng.] De Foe. [1913 Webster] 2. One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service. Marryat. [1913 Webster] 3. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 crimp|y — «KRIHM pee», adjective, crimp|i|er, crimp|i|est. having small, narrow folds; wavy; frizzy …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 crimp — [krımp] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Dutch; Origin: Low German krimpen to make smaller ] 1.) to press cloth, paper etc into small regular folds ▪ Use a hot iron to crimp the edges. 2.) to make your hair slightly curly by using a special heated tool… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 crimp — crimp1 [krimp] vt. [< MDu crimpen, to draw together, wrinkle; akin to CRAMP1] 1. to press into narrow, regular folds; pleat or corrugate 2. to make (hair, etc.) wavy or curly 3. to gash (the flesh of a fish, etc.) so as to make the muscles… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 crimp — [v] fold or curl coil, crease, crimple, crinkle, crisp, crumple, flow, frizz, pleat, rimple, ruck, screw, scrunch, set, swirl, undulate, wave, wrinkle; concepts 137,213,250 Ant. straighten …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 crimp — ► VERB 1) compress into small folds or ridges. 2) make waves in (hair) with a hot iron. ► NOUN ▪ a curl, wave, or folded or compressed edge. DERIVATIVES crimper noun. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Crimp — Douglas Crimp (* 1944) ist ein US amerikanischer Kunstsoziologe, Kunstkritiker und AIDS Aktivist aus New York City. Er ist ein Vertreter der Queer Theory. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Themen 3 Werke 3.1 Bücher …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 crimp — I UK [krɪmp] / US verb [transitive] Word forms crimp : present tense I/you/we/they crimp he/she/it crimps present participle crimping past tense crimped past participle crimped 1) a) to make small folds in something by pressing or squeezing it b) …

    English dictionary

  • 14 crimp — I [[t]krɪmp[/t]] v. t. 1) to press into small regular folds; make wavy 2) clo to curl (hair), esp. with a curling iron 3) to seal by pressing together 4) to restrain or hinder 5) to corrugate (sheet metal, cardboard, etc.) 6) clo to bend… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 crimp — 1. noun /kɹɪmp/ a) A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts. The strap was held together by a simple metal crimp.… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 crimp — crimp1 [ krımp ] verb transitive 1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL to prevent something from increasing or developing: regulations that have crimped imports 2. ) to make small folds in something by pressing or squeezing it a ) to make shapes like small… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 crimp — [[t]krɪ̱mp[/t]] crimps, crimping, crimped 1) VERB If you crimp something such as a piece of fabric or pastry, you make small folds in it. [V n] Crimp the edges to seal them tightly. 2) VERB To crimp something means to restrict or reduce it. [AM]… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 crimp — crimp1 crimper, n. /krimp/, v.t. 1. to press into small regular folds; make wavy. 2. to curl (hair), esp. with the use of a curling iron. 3. to press or draw together, as the ends of something. 4. to check, restrain, or inhibit; hinder:… …

    Universalium

  • 19 crimp — n. (colloq.) (AE) obstacle to put a crimp in * * * [krɪmp] (colloq.) (AE) [ obstacle ] to put a crimp in …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 crimp — 1) crimp sleeve 2) a cruel manner of cutting up fish alive, used by London fishmongers in the past to render the flesh firm. Once a favourite dish among epicures …

    Dictionary of ichthyology


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