Definitions of crimp
  1. verb
    make ridges into by pinching together
    synonyms: pinch
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    form flutes in
    type of:
    fold, fold up, turn up
    bend or lay so that one part covers the other
  2. noun
    an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    synonyms: bend, crease, flexure, fold, plication
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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
    a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
    type of:
    angular shape, angularity
    a shape having one or more sharp angles
  3. verb
    curl tightly
    crimp hair”
    synonyms: crape, frizz, frizzle, kink, kink up
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    type of:
    curl, wave
    twist or roll into coils or ringlets
  4. noun
    a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
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    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
  5. noun
    someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
    synonyms: crimper
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    abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher
    someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
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