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English adjective: crisp

1. crisp (of something seen or heard) clearly defined


SamplesA sharp photographic image.
The sharp crack of a twig.
The crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot.


Synonymssharp


Similardistinct


Antonymsindistinct

2. crisp tender and brittle


SamplesCrisp potato chips.


Synonymscrispy


Similartender


Antonymstough

3. crisp pleasantly cold and invigorating


SamplesCrisp clear nights and frosty mornings.
A nipping wind.
A nippy fall day.
Snappy weather.


Synonymsfrosty, nipping, nippy, snappy


Similarcold


Antonymshot

4. crisp pleasingly firm and fresh


SamplesCrisp lettuce.


Similarfresh


Antonymsstale

5. crisp (of hair) in small tight curls


Synonymsfrizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy


Similarcurly


Antonymsstraight

6. crisp brief and to the point; effectively cut short


SamplesA crisp retort.
A response so curt as to be almost rude.
The laconic reply; `yes'.
Short and terse and easy to understand.


Synonymscurt, laconic, terse


Similarconcise


Antonymsprolix


English noun: crisp

1. crisp (food) a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat


Synonymschip, potato chip, Saratoga chip


Broader (hypernym)snack food


English verb: crisp

1. crisp (contact) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in


SamplesThe dress got wrinkled.
Crease the paper like this to make a crane.


Synonymscrease, crinkle, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up


Narrower (hyponym)cockle, crumple, knit, pucker, pucker, ruck, ruck up, rumple

2. crisp (change) make brown and crisp by heating


SamplesToast bread.
Crisp potatoes.


Synonymscrispen, toast


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)heat, heat up


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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