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verb as in fold or curl

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It was already in the midst of an energy crisis before the recent crippling heat wave put a further crimp on supplies.

From Quartz

But, at the same time as BuzzFeed was further building up its commerce business — including by acquiring Complex Networks — its commerce revenue growth slowed in the second half of the year as supply chain challenges put a crimp in the business.

From Digiday

Number two is that immigration constraints have put a crimp on access to labor.

From Time

Fold over the edges and crimp, then trim any remaining excess.

That would put a real crimp in the dating seminars of a man who actively encourages abusive behavior toward women.

It might also put a bit of a crimp in the economies of states like New York and Delaware.

The lockout may not put a crimp in the day of the typical sports fan.

Hydraulic fracking is helping put a crimp on Russian Oligarchs, extending even to the Kremlin.

Whether or not Black Hood's unexpected appearance at that meeting had put a crimp in those plans, he did not know.

On this particular summer afternoon Cove City was less out of crimp than usual.

Ruth was always keyed up about something—delighted, and Cy was always "putting a crimp" in things.

Some of the men thought we ought to be vindictive and take every opportunity to put a crimp in the business for the owners.

They say he give a screech that'd put a crimp in the devil himself, and went galloping off, jumping about twenty feet at a lick.


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On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crimp, such as: coil, crease, crinkle, crisp, crumple, and flow.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.