Definition of crimp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//krɪmp//
; NAmE NAmE//krɪmp//
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Word OriginOld English gecrympan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch krimpen ‘shrink, wrinkle’. Rare before the 18th cent., the word was perhaps reintroduced from Low German or Dutch.Idioms
put a crimp in/on something
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(North American English, informal) to have a bad or negative effect on something I’m sorry to put a crimp in your plans.
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