Meaning of “crimp” in the English Dictionary

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"crimp" in British English

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crimpverb [ T ]

uk /krɪmp/ us /krɪmp/

Examples from literature

  • Crimp edges of the hamburgers all around to hold in the cheese when it melts and begins to run. 
  • I think that pink silk would be perfectly suitable and real becoming if I crimped my hair and had a black lace bonnet to wear with it. 
  • She even, as the matrons noticed, took to crimping her hair. 

(Definition of “crimp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crimp" in American English

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crimpverb [ T ]

us /krɪmp/

to press something into small folds or curves:

She had her hair crimped.

(Definition of “crimp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)