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