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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. 2crimp something (informal) to restrict the growth or development of something Shrinking state revenues have crimped security budgets.
  3. 3crimp something to make curls in someone's hair by pressing it with a heated tool
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crimp