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Crimp   /krɪmp/   Listen

(past & past part. crimped; pres. part. crimping)
Make ridges into by pinching together.  Synonym: pinch.
Curl tightly.  Synonyms: crape, frizz, frizzle, kink, kink up.

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"Crimp" Quotes from Famous Books

... contumely, because forsooth he was but a strolling player. I tried to console him with the thoughts of the vast applause he daily received, but it was all in vain. He declared that it gave him no delight, and that he should never be a happy man until the name of Flimsey rivalled the name of Crimp. ...
— Tales of a Traveller • Washington Irving

... look! Oh, dear! do you see that little fellow, with his merry-thought-like looking legs, clinging round that gallant bright chesnut, thoro'bred, and sticking to his ribs as if he meant to crimp him for the dinner of some gourmand curious in horse-flesh! There he is, screwing his sharp knees into the saddle, sitting well up from his loins, stretching his neck, curving his back, stiffening the wire-like muscles of his small arms, and ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, July 24, 1841 • Various

... she's ready to take oath he ain't more'n half human. They kept fires burning all night to scare him out uh the coulee, and they're going to break camp to-day and hike for home. They say he give a screech that'd put a crimp in the devil himself, and went galloping off, jumping about twenty ...
— The Happy Family • Bertha Muzzy Bower

Words linked to "Crimp" :   ringlet, plait, flute, angular shape, spit curl, abductor, whorl, twist, twirl, wave, angularity, snatcher, pucker, kidnapper, ruck, pleat, fold up, kidnaper, curl, pin curl, kiss curl, turn up, lock

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