Thesaurus / crimp
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
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.
MR. OPPALICE HEGAN RICE
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.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
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.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
A crimp is one who brings recruits to the army or sailors to ships by false inducements.
FRANKLIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHYBENJAMIN FRANKLIN
A crimping-iron, will crimp ruffles beautifully, with very little time or trouble.
A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMYCATHERINE ESTHER BEECHER
And when that hour came, he would take a crimp out of this calm-eyed woman, or the heavens themselves would fall!
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
It wasn't argument—but just the same it somehow put a crimp in Swinburne!
The way Im in wrong with the college, and now this new rough-house with Laura, will certainly put the crimp in me.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
WORDS RELATED TO CRIMP
- back off
- bog down
- bring to screeching halt
- choke off
- close off
- hang up
- hold back
- hold up
- let up
- set back
- shut down
- shut off
- slow down
- slow up
- take down
- dog's ear
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