crimp crimp  /ˈkrɪmp/


  1. (n) an angular or rounded shape made by folding
  2. (n) someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
  3. (n) a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
  4. (v) make ridges into by pinching together
  5. (v) curl tightly


  1. That in turn will stifle consumer spending and crimp investment in companies, leading to production cuts and job losses.
  2. The new flavor could put a crimp in sales of Dr Pepper, which has a slight cherry flavor.
  3. The Bush team promised to crimp the flow of information from the White House and Fleischer executed that policy masterfully.


  1. Chinese Interbank Markets Having a Heart Attack, Repo and Shibor Skyrocket, Could Trigger Bigger Unraveling

    The Chinese central bank is playing very high stakes poker. China's interbank markets have been highly stressed for the last two days. An effort by the central bank to tighten in order to put a crimp on shadow banking activities looks to be spiraling out of control as one-week repo rates hit nearly 8.3% up 144 basis points in a day, and one-week Shibor has risen from its June 5 level of 4.8% to ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

  2. Police bust ring of alleged catalytic converter thieves

    STOCKTON - A speeding-car investigation Monday evening led police to a north Stockton home where they discovered 37 stolen, high-value catalytic converters and a loaded handgun. The result was five arrests that could possibly put a crimp in the explosion...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Stockton Record

  3. M16 Connectors are available with crimp termination.

    To provide more options for factory production as well as increase productivity via simplified assembly, IP67-rated Series 423/723 and IP40-rated Series 581 and 680 are available with crimp termination. Options are available for each series, including straight and right-angle cable connectors and mating front- and rear-mount receptacles. Male and female connectors are offered in 4-, 5-, 6-, 7 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. "Increasing fees on small business borrowers and lenders -- particularly as interest rates are rising again -- would throw another hurdle in front of our job-creating entrepreneurs and crimp our national economic recovery," says Rep. Don...
    on Jul 18, 2004 By: Don Manzullo Source: Milwaukee Business Journal

  2. "The moderation in exports, small business output, and real estate related activity could crimp urban consumer spending as employment and household income growth slackens," JPMorgan said in the Nov. 17 research note.
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: JP Morgan Source: IndUS Business Journal

  3. "This is an area that has been exceptionally strong and perhaps overheated - it's like having Singapore plonked into the middle of our country. It's probably not enough to turn into a wider recession but a serious crimp in growth in the City would...
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Richard Lambert Source:

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