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Definition 1: a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled - [noun denoting body]

(crimp is a kind of ...) a strand or cluster of hair

(... is a kind of crimp ) a curl of hair made by dampening a strand of hair and curling it and holding the curl with a clip or bobby pin

(... is a kind of crimp ) a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek

Definition 2: someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for crimp in the sense of this definition

(crimp is a kind of ...) someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

Definition 3: an angular or rounded shape made by folding - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where crimp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for crimp in the sense of this definition

(crimp is a kind of ...) a shape having one or more sharp angles

(... is a kind of crimp ) any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

(... is a kind of crimp ) a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

(... is a kind of crimp ) an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

Definition 4: curl tightly - [verb of contact]

Samples where crimp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crimp hair

Synonyms for crimp in the sense of this definition

(crimp is a kind of ...) twist or roll into coils or ringlets

"curl my hair, please"

Definition 5: make ridges into by pinching together - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for crimp in the sense of this definition

(crimp is a kind of ...) bend or lay so that one part covers the other

"fold up the newspaper" "turn up your collar"

(... is a kind of crimp ) form flutes in

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