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crimp

crimp

 
pronunciation:
krImp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crimped, crimping, crimps
definition 1: to press into small, regular folds or waves; corrugate.
similar words:
ridge
definition 2: to shape (leather) by bending.
definition 3: to press (hair) into tight curls or waves.
definition 4: to obstruct or hamper.
Her lack of interest crimped my enthusiasm.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of crimping.
definition 2: (usu. pl.) tight waves or curls in the hair.
similar words:
kink
definition 3: an obstruction or hindrance.
The economic decline put a crimp in his living style.
similar words:
kink
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derivation: crimper (n.)