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English noun: crimp

1. crimp (shape) an angular or rounded shape made by folding

SamplesA fold in the napkin.
A crease in his trousers.
A plication on her blouse.
A flexure of the colon.
A bend of his elbow.

Synonymsbend, crease, flexure, fold, plication

Broader (hypernym)angular shape, angularity

Narrower (hyponym)kink, plait, pleat, pucker, ruck, twirl, twist

2. crimp (person) someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers


Broader (hypernym)abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher

3. crimp (body) a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled

Broader (hypernym)curl, lock, ringlet, whorl

Narrower (hyponym)kiss curl, pin curl, spit curl

English verb: crimp

1. crimp (contact) make ridges into by pinching together


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

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up

Narrower (hyponym)flute

2. crimp (contact) curl tightly

SamplesCrimp hair.

ExamplesThey crimp their hair

Synonymscrape, frizz, frizzle, kink, kink up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)curl, wave

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