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Definition of crimp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crimp
    he / she / it crimps
    past simple crimped
    -ing form crimping
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  1. 1crimp something to press cloth or paper into small folds
  2. 2 crimp something (informal) to restrict the growth or development of something Shrinking state revenues have crimped security budgets.
  3. 3 crimp something to make curls in someone's hair by pressing it with a heated tool
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crimp