Definition of crisp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crisp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//krɪsp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krɪsp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crisp
BrE BrE//krɪsp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krɪsp//
 
he / she / it crisps
BrE BrE//krɪsps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krɪsps//
 
past simple crisped
BrE BrE//krɪspt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krɪspt//
 
past participle crisped
BrE BrE//krɪspt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krɪspt//
 
-ing form crisping
BrE BrE//ˈkrɪspɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪspɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] crisp (something) to become or make something crisp Word Origin Old English (referring to hair in the sense ‘curly’): from Latin crispus ‘curled’. Other senses may result from symbolic interpretation of the sound of the word.
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