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Definition of crimp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    crimp

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//krɪmp//
     
    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