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crimp

noun

1 crimp

An angular or rounded shape made by folding.

synonyms: bend, crease, flexure, fold, plication.

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Dutch: kreukel, plooi, soufflé, vouw
Polish: przegięcie, zagięcie, załamanie, zgięcie



2 crimp

Someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers.

synonym: crimper.

3 crimp

A lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled.

Polish: papilot

verb

1 crimp

Make ridges into by pinching together.

synonym: pinch.

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Roget 257: notch, nick, cut, dent, indent, jag, scarify, scotch, crimp, scallop, scollop, crenulate, vandyke.   

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

2 crimp

Curl tightly:
— Crimp hair.

synonyms: crape, frizz, frizzle, kink, kink up.

Roget 248: be convoluted etc. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine, intwine; twist, ... show more

Dutch: friseren, kroezen, krullen, onduleren, opkrullen, unduleren


adjective

Roget 328: brittle, brash [U.S.], breakable, weak, frangible, fragile, frail, gimcrack, shivery, fissile; splitting etc. v.; lacerable, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Vandyke, abduce, abduct, abductor, aqueduct, bar, bit, blaze, bollix, bridle, bunco artist, bunco steerer, canal, canalization, canalize, cardsharp, cardsharper, carpetbagger, carry away, carry off ... show more.

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