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Definition of Crimp

Crimp

  1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.
  2. To pinch and hold; to seize.
  3. to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
  4. To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
  5. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
  6. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
  7. A coal broker.
  8. One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
  9. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
  10. Hair which has been crimped; -- usually in pl.
  11. A game at cards.
  12. In cartridge making, to fold the edge of (a cartridge case) inward so as to close the mouth partly and confine the charge.

Crimp Translations

crimp in German is heften, quetschen
crimp in Spanish is rizos
crimp in Swedish is vecka, krusa, veck

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