crimp

Primary Meanings of crimp

1.
vn
make ridges into by pinching together
an angular or rounded shape made by folding
2.
vn
curl tightly
a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
3.
n
someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
Full Definitions of crimp
1

v make ridges into by pinching together

Synonyms:
pinch
Types:
flute
form flutes in
Type of:
fold, fold up, turn up
bend or lay so that one part covers the other

n an angular or rounded shape made by folding

Synonyms:
bend, crease, flexure, fold, plication
Types:
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plait, pleat
any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
kink, twirl, twist
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck
an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
box pleat
a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
inverted pleat
a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
kick pleat
pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
knife pleat
a single pleat turned in one direction
tuck
a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
Type of:
angular shape, angularity
a shape having one or more sharp angles
2

v curl tightly

crimp hair”
Synonyms:
crape, frizz, frizzle, kink, kink up
Type of:
curl, wave
twist or roll into coils or ringlets

n a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled

Types:
pin curl
a curl of hair made by dampening a strand of hair and curling it and holding the curl with a clip or bobby pin
kiss curl, spit curl
a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek
Type of:
curl, lock, ringlet, whorl
a strand or cluster of hair
3

n someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers

Synonyms:
crimper
Type of:
abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher
someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

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