Found 3 items, similar to crimp.
English → Indonesian
keriting, kerut, ronsel
English → English
n 1: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; “a fold in the
; “a crease in his trousers”
; “a plication on her
; “a flexure of the colon”
; “a bend of his elbow”
2: someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or
soldiers [syn: crimper
3: a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
v 1: make ridges into by pinching together [syn: pinch
2: curl tightly; “crimp hair”
English → English
(kr[i^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crimped
(kr[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Crimping
.] [Akin to D.
krimpen to shrink, shrivel, Sw. krympa, Dan. krympe, and to
E. cramp. See Cramp
1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that
the material will retain the shape intended; to give a
wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to
crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp
The comely hostess in a crimped cap. --W. Irving.
2. To pinch and hold; to seize.
3. Hence, to entrap into the military or naval service; as,
to crimp seamen.
Coaxing and courting with intent to crimp him.
4. (Cookery) To cause to contract, or to render more crisp,
as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a
knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
5. (Firearms) In cartridge making, to fold the edge of (a
cartridge case) inward so as to close the mouth partly and
confine the charge.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, a low lodging house, into which men are
decoyed and plied with drink, to induce them to ship or
enlist as sailors or soldiers.
(a) An iron instrument for crimping and curling the hair.
(b) A crimping machine.
, a machine with fluted rollers or with
dies, for crimping ruffles, leather, iron, etc.
, an instrument for crimping or puckering the
border of a lady's cap.
1. A coal broker. [Prov. Eng.] --De Foe.
2. One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval
service. -- Marryat.
3. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and
emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
4. Hair which has been crimped; -- usually in pl.
5. A game at cards. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
. See under Boot
1. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle. [R.]
Now the fowler . . . treads the crimp earth. --J.
2. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory. [R.]
The evidence is crimp; the witnesses swear backward
and forward, and contradict themselves. --Arbuthnot.