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pimp

noun [C] uk   /pɪmp/ us  
a man who controls prostitutes, especially by finding customers for them, and takes some of the money that they earn

pimp

verb uk   /pɪmp/ us  

pimp verb (PROSTITUTE)

[I or T] to act as a pimp, getting customers for prostitutes; to provide someone to a customer as a prostitute : He spent most of his adult life pimping. They pimped the girls to a range of clients in the area.

pimp verb (DECORATE)

[T] informal to make something look fashionable or impressive, usually by adding things to it: He had pimped his truck with new lights and chrome accessories.
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