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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


Synonymscrimper


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


Synonymspinch


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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