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  • 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

  • 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

  • Crimp — (Wool) The natural waviness of the wool fibre. Uniformity and abundance of crimp indicate superior wool. The term is sometimes applied only to merino wools where the waves are frequent and sharply defined, leaving the term waviness to describe… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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

  • 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

  • crimp — crimp·age; crimp; crimp·er; crimp·ness; …   English syllables

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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