Pronunciation: krĭmp
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Crimped (krĭmt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Crimping.]
The comely hostess in a crimped cap.
- W. Irving.
2.To pinch and hold; to seize.
3.to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
Coaxing and courting with intent to crimp him.
- Carlyle.
4.(Cookery) 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.(Firearms) In cartridge making, to fold the edge of (a cartridge case) inward so as to close the mouth partly and confine the charge.
Crimping house
a low lodging house, into which men are decoyed and plied with drink, to induce them to ship or enlist as sailors or soldiers.
Crimping iron
a - An iron instrument for crimping and curling the hair.
b - A crimping machine.
Crimping machine
a machine with fluted rollers or with dies, for crimping ruffles, leather, iron, etc.
Crimping pin
an instrument for crimping or puckering the border of a lady's cap.
a.1.Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
Now the fowler . . . treads the crimp earth.
- J. Philips.
2.Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
n.1.A coal broker.
2.One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
3.A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
4.Hair which has been crimped; - usually in pl.
5.A game at cards.
Boot crimp
See under Boot.
Noun1.crimp - 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"
2.crimp - someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
Synonyms: crimper
3.crimp - a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
Verb1.crimp - make ridges into by pinching together
Synonyms: pinch
2.crimp - curl tightly; "crimp hair"
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Translate Crimp to German
-- Crimp --
Crimping house
Crimping iron
Crimping machine
Crimping pin
crimson clover
Crimson-fronted bullfinch
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