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Definition 1: a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp is a kind of ...) food for light meals or for eating between meals

Definition 2: make brown and crisp by heating - [verb of change]

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

  • toast bread
  • crisp potatoes

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp is a kind of ...) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

(crisp belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 3: make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic - [verb of contact]

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

  • The dress got wrinkled
  • crease the paper like this to make a crane

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp 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 crisp ) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

"She puckered her lips"

(... is a kind of crisp ) become wrinkled or drawn together

"her lips puckered"

(crisp is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 4: pleasantly cold and invigorating - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • crisp clear nights and frosty mornings
  • a nipping wind
  • a nippy fall day
  • snappy weather

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp is similar to ...) having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

"a cold climate" "a cold room" "dinner has gotten cold" "cold fingers" "if you are cold, turn up the heat" "a cold beer"

Definition 5: brief and to the point; effectively cut short - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a crisp retort
  • a response so curt as to be almost rude
  • the laconic reply; `yes'
  • short and terse and easy to understand

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp is similar to ...) expressing much in few words

"a concise explanation"

Definition 6: (of hair) in small tight curls - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp is similar to ...) (of hair) having curls or waves

"they envied her naturally curly hair"

Definition 7: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a sharp photographic image
  • the sharp crack of a twig
  • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp is similar to ...) easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined

"a distinct flavor" "a distinct odor of turpentine" "a distinct outline" "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette" "distinct fingerprints"

Definition 8: pleasingly firm and fresh - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • crisp lettuce

(crisp is similar to ...) recently made, produced, or harvested

"fresh bread" "a fresh scent" "fresh lettuce"

Definition 9: tender and brittle - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • crisp potato chips

Synonyms for crisp in the sense of this definition

(crisp is similar to ...) easy to cut or chew

"tender beef"

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