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crimp 1

 (krĭmp)
tr.v. crimped, crimp·ing, crimps
1. To press or pinch into small regular folds or ridges: crimp a pie crust.
2. To bend or mold (leather) into shape.
3. To cause (hair) to form tight curls or waves.
4. To have a hampering or obstructive effect on: Supplies of foreign oil were crimped by the embargo.
n.
1. The act of crimping.
2. Something made by or as if by crimping, as:
a. Hair that has been tightly curled or waved.
b. A series of curls, as of wool fibers.
c. A crease or bend.
3. An obstructing or hampering agent or force: Rising interest rates put a crimp in new home construction.

[Dutch or Low German krimpen, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]

crimp′er n.

crimp 2

 (krĭmp)
n.
A person who tricks or coerces others into service as sailors or soldiers.
tr.v. crimped, crimp·ing, crimps
To procure (sailors or soldiers) by trickery or coercion.

[Origin unknown.]

crimp

(krɪmp)
vb (tr)
1. to fold or press into ridges
2. to fold and pinch together (something, such as the edges of two pieces of metal)
3. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to curl or wave (the hair) tightly, esp with curling tongs
4. (Cookery) to decorate (the edge of pastry) by pinching with the fingers to give a fluted effect
5. (Cookery) to gash (fish or meat) with a knife to make the flesh firmer and crisper when cooked
6. (Clothing & Fashion) to bend or mould (leather) into shape, as for shoes
7. (Metallurgy) metallurgy to bend the edges of (a metal plate) before forming into a cylinder
8. informal chiefly US to hinder
n
9. the act or result of folding or pressing together or into ridges
10. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a tight wave or curl in the hair
11. (Building) a crease or fold in a metal sheet
12. (Textiles) the natural wave of wool fibres
[Old English crympan; related to crump bent, Old Norse kreppa to contract, Old High German crumpf, Old Swedish crumb crooked; see cramp1]
ˈcrimper n
ˈcrimpy adj

crimp

(krɪmp)
n
(Military) (formerly) a person who swindled or pressganged men into naval or military service
vb
to recruit by coercion or under false pretences
[C17: of unknown origin]

crimp1

(krɪmp)

v.t.
1. to press into small regular folds; make wavy.
2. 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. to bend (leather) into shape.
7. to fold the edges of (sheet metal) to make a lock seam.
n.
8. the act of crimping.
9. a crimped condition or form.
10. Usu., crimps. waves or curls, esp. in hair that has been crimped.
11. the waviness of a fiber, either natural, as in sheep wool, or produced by weaving, plaiting, or other processes.
12. a crease formed in sheet metal or plate metal to make the material less flexible or for fastening purposes.
Idioms:
put a crimp in, to interfere with; hinder.
[1350–1400; Middle English crympen, Old English gecrympan to curl, derivative of crump crooked]
crimp′er, n.

crimp2

(krɪmp)
Archaic. n.
1. a person engaged in enlisting sailors, soldiers, etc., by persuasion, swindling, or coercion.
v.t.
2. to enlist (sailors, soldiers, etc.) by such means.
[1630–40; perhaps crimp1]

crimp


Past participle: crimped
Gerund: crimping

Imperative
crimp
crimp
Present
I crimp
you crimp
he/she/it crimps
we crimp
you crimp
they crimp
Preterite
I crimped
you crimped
he/she/it crimped
we crimped
you crimped
they crimped
Present Continuous
I am crimping
you are crimping
he/she/it is crimping
we are crimping
you are crimping
they are crimping
Present Perfect
I have crimped
you have crimped
he/she/it has crimped
we have crimped
you have crimped
they have crimped
Past Continuous
I was crimping
you were crimping
he/she/it was crimping
we were crimping
you were crimping
they were crimping
Past Perfect
I had crimped
you had crimped
he/she/it had crimped
we had crimped
you had crimped
they had crimped
Future
I will crimp
you will crimp
he/she/it will crimp
we will crimp
you will crimp
they will crimp
Future Perfect
I will have crimped
you will have crimped
he/she/it will have crimped
we will have crimped
you will have crimped
they will have crimped
Future Continuous
I will be crimping
you will be crimping
he/she/it will be crimping
we will be crimping
you will be crimping
they will be crimping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crimping
you have been crimping
he/she/it has been crimping
we have been crimping
you have been crimping
they have been crimping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crimping
you will have been crimping
he/she/it will have been crimping
we will have been crimping
you will have been crimping
they will have been crimping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crimping
you had been crimping
he/she/it had been crimping
we had been crimping
you had been crimping
they had been crimping
Conditional
I would crimp
you would crimp
he/she/it would crimp
we would crimp
you would crimp
they would crimp
Past Conditional
I would have crimped
you would have crimped
he/she/it would have crimped
we would have crimped
you would have crimped
they would have crimped

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1. To gash or score meat with a knife.
2. To make a decorative border on a pie crust.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crimp - an angular or rounded shape made by foldingcrimp - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
pleat, plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
twirl, kink, twist - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
2.crimp - someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
3.crimp - a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
lock, ringlet, whorl, curl - a strand or cluster of hair
pin curl - a curl of hair made by dampening a strand of hair and curling it and holding the curl with a clip or bobby pin
kiss curl, spit curl - a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek
Verb1.crimp - make ridges into by pinching together
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
flute - form flutes in
2.crimp - curl tightly; "crimp hair"
curl, wave - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"

crimp

verb
To make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting:
noun
A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
Translations

crimp

[krɪmp] VT [+ hair] → rizar, encrespar

crimp

[ˈkrɪmp] vt
[+ hair] → friser, frisotter
[+ edges of pastry] → pincer

crimp

vt hair(mit der Brennschere) wellen

crimp

[krɪmp] vt (hair) → arricciare; (material) → pieghettare
References in classic literature ?
It suited her exactly, and soon she began to imitate the manners and conversation of those about her, to put on little airs and graces, use French phrases, crimp her hair, take in her dresses, and talk about the fashions as well as she could.
My word," he grinned to Harley, "that fella dog put 'm crimp along me any amount.
Should n't have a crimp left if I went out such a day as this; and I want to look nice when Polly comes.
Oliver did as the old lady bade him; and, although she lamented grievously, meanwhile, that there was not even time to crimp the little frill that bordered his shirt-collar; he looked so delicate and handsome, despite that important personal advantage, that she went so far as to say: looking at him with great complacency from head to foot, that she really didn't think it would have been possible, on the longest notice, to have made much difference in him for the better.
That clause was directed of course against the swindling practices of the boarding-house crimps.
Drip Crimp utilizes a copper ring that encapsulates the bulge in the 1/4" poly drip line that the emitter barb makes when inserted, permanently securing it to the drip line.
If the crimping die is screwed into the die plate too far it will provide a roll crimp on the .
Ron Crimp (right) collects his medal from farm owner Lord Newborough Officially Mr Crimp, 74, retired eight years ago.
The crimp barrels have a small inspection window which affords a view of the actual wire crimping, so you can see that it's being done correctly.
Crimp (left) was selected by an industry panel with one member, the GBGB's welfare and integrity services manager Duncan Gibson, saying: "We'd like to thank all those who took the time to write and submit a nomination; we received a record number.
I can reveal that crimp flies have been - up until now - the best-kept secret on Scottish rivers.
Figure 6 shows a crimp contraction for different draw ratios.