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crimp / krimp/ • v. [tr.] compress (something) into small folds or ridges: she crimped the edge of the pie. ∎  squeeze (metal) so as to bend or corrugate it. ∎  connect (a wire or cable) in this way. ∎  make waves in (someone's hair) with a curling iron. ∎ inf. have a limiting or adverse effect on (something): farmers complain that the drought could crimp their income potential. • n. a curl, wave, or folded or compressed edge. ∎  a small connecting piece for crimping wires or lines together. ∎ inf. a restriction or limitation. PHRASES: put a crimp in inf. have an adverse effect on. DERIVATIVES: crimp·er n. crimp·y adj.

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crimp

crimp crumple, wrinkle. Sparsely evidenced before XVII; prob. — (M)LG., (M)Du. krimpen shrink, wrinkle, shrivel = OHG. krimphan (MHG. krimpfen), rel. distantly to OE. (ġe)crympan curl, with which, though it would now be repr. by crimp, there appears to be no continuity. Cf. CRAMP 1.

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crimp

crimpamp, camp, champ, clamp, cramp, damp, encamp, gamp, lamp, ramp, samp, scamp, stamp, tamp, tramp, vamp •firedamp • headlamp • wheel clamp •sidelamp • spotlamp • blowlamp •sunlamp •hemp, kemp, temp •blimp, chimp, crimp, gimp, imp, limp, pimp, primp, scrimp, shrimp, simp, skimp, wimp •chomp, clomp, comp, pomp, romp, stomp, swamp, tromp, whomp, yomp •bump, chump, clump, crump, dump, flump, frump, gazump, grump, hump, jump, lump, outjump, plump, pump, rump, scrump, slump, stump, sump, thump, trump, tump, ump, whump •ski-jump • showjump • handpump •mugwump

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