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crimp

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
crimp

Plural
crimps

Close-up of two ring-tongue terminals before (left) and after (right) crimping.
  1. (countable) A crimp is a fastener that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together.
    The strap was held together by a simple metal crimp.

Verb[change]

Plain form
crimp

Third-person singular
crimps

Past tense
crimped

Past participle
crimped

Present participle
crimping

  1. If you crimp something, you press it into small ridges or folds.