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crimp

adjective (a)

  • Easily crumbled; friable; brittle. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • an angular or rounded shape made by folding (noun.shape)
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers (noun.person)
    Synonym: crimper
    source: wordnet30
  • a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled (noun.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • A coal broker. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make ridges into by pinching together (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pinch
    source: wordnet30
  • curl tightly (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Crimp hair.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • In cartridge making, to fold the edge of (a cartridge case) inward so as to close the mouth partly and confine the charge. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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