crisp

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Positive
crisp

Comparative
crisper

Superlative
crispest

  1. If something is crisp, it breaks easily and makes a cracking or snapping sound when you break or bite it.
    Fry the bacon until it is brown and crisp.
    Add the butter and continue cooking another 5 minutes or longer to brown and crisp them even more.
    Nothing beats the taste of a crisp, juicy apple picked fresh from the tree.
  2. If cloth or paper is crisp, it is clean or new and often stiff.
    The young man stood tall and straight in a crisp white shirt and dark pants.
    Fifteen minutes later Wendy crawled between clean crisp sheets, realized that she was very, very tired, and fell instantly asleep.
  3. If the weather is crisp, it is cold and dry, often with a clear sky.
  4. If food tastes crisp, it has a fresh acid flavour.
  5. If a person is crisp, they are professional and quick, but not especially friendly.
  6. If a picture is crisp, it is very clear.

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Noun[change]

Singular
crisp

Plural
crisps

Crisps
  1. (countable); (usually plural); (UK) Crisps are thin, deep-fried potatoes.

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Plain form
crisp

Third-person singular
crisps

Past tense
crisped

Past participle
crisped

Present participle
crisping

  1. (transitive) To make crisp.
  2. (intransitive) To become crisp.