Crimpers



[krimp] /krɪmp/

verb (used with object)
1.
to press into small regular folds; make wavy.
2.
to curl (hair), especially with the use of a curling iron.
3.
to press or draw together, as the ends of something.
4.
to check, restrain, or inhibit; hinder:
Production was crimped by a shortage of workers.
5.
Cookery.

6.
to produce a corrugated surface in; corrugate, as sheet metal, cardboard, etc.
7.
to bend (leather) into shape.
8.
Metalworking.

noun
9.
the act of crimping.
10.
a crimped condition or form.
11.
Usually, crimps. waves or curls, especially in hair that has been crimped or that displays a crimped pattern.
12.
the waviness of wool fibers as naturally grown on sheep.
13.
the waviness imparted to natural or synthetic fibers by weaving, knitting, plaiting, or other processes.
14.
a crease formed in sheet metal or plate metal to make the material less flexible or for fastening purposes.
Idioms
15.
put a crimp in, to interfere with; hinder:
His broken leg put a crimp in their vacation plans.
/krɪmp/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fold or press into ridges
2.
to fold and pinch together (something, such as the edges of two pieces of metal)
3.
to curl or wave (the hair) tightly, esp with curling tongs
4.
to decorate (the edge of pastry) by pinching with the fingers to give a fluted effect
5.
to gash (fish or meat) with a knife to make the flesh firmer and crisper when cooked
6.
to bend or mould (leather) into shape, as for shoes
7.
(metallurgy) to bend the edges of (a metal plate) before forming into a cylinder
8.
(informal, mainly US) to hinder
noun
9.
the act or result of folding or pressing together or into ridges
10.
a tight wave or curl in the hair
11.
a crease or fold in a metal sheet
12.
the natural wave of wool fibres
/krɪmp/
noun
1.
(formerly) a person who swindled or pressganged men into naval or military service
verb
2.
to recruit by coercion or under false pretences
v.

1630s; Old English had gecrympan “to crimp, curl,” but the modern word probably is from Middle Dutch or Low German crimpen/krimpen “to shrink, crimp.” Related: Crimped; crimping.
n.

1863, from crimp (v.). Originally “natural curl in wool fiber.” To put a crimp in (something) is 1896, U.S. slang.

noun

A restriction; obstacle: He kept putting crimps into my plan

verb

: I’ll crimp him good with this nasty new rule (1896+)

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