Meaning of CRIMP in English


Pronunciation: ' krimp

Function: transitive verb

Etymology: Dutch or Low German krimpen to shrivel; akin to Middle Dutch crampe hook, cramp

Date: 1712

1 : to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched: as a : to form (leather) into a desired shape b : to give (synthetic fibers) a curl or wave like that of natural fibers c : to pinch or press together (as the margins of a pie crust) in order to seal

2 : to be an inhibiting or restraining influence on : CRAMP <sales had been crimp ed by credit controls ― Time >

– crimp · er \ ' krim-p ə r \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.