5 letter words starting with cri

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Definition of crick

crick (noun)

  1. A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, making it difficult to move the part affected. (Compare catch.)
  2. A small jackscrew.

crick (verb)

  1. To develop a crick (cramp, spasm).
  2. To cause to develop a crick; to create a crick in.
  3. To twist, bend, or contort, especially in a way that produces strain.

crick (noun)

  1. A small inlet or bay, often saltwater, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.
  2. A stream of water (often freshwater) smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  3. Any turn or winding.

crick (noun)

  1. The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.

Definition of crimp

crimp (noun)

  1. A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.
  2. The natural curliness of wool fibres.
  3. (usually in the plural) Hair that is shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
  4. A card game.

crimp (verb)

  1. To press into small ridges or folds, to pleat, to corrugate.
  2. To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
  3. To pinch and hold; to seize.
  4. To style hair into a crimp, to form hair into tight curls, to make it kinky.
  5. To bend or mold leather into shape.
  6. To gash the flesh, e.g. of a raw fish, to make it crisper when cooked.

crimp (adjective)

  1. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
  2. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.

crimp (noun)

  1. An agent who procures seamen, soldier, etc., especially by decoying, entrapping, impressing, or seducing them.
  2. (specifically) One who infringes sub-section 1 of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854, applied to a person other than the owner, master, etc., who engages seamen without a license from the Board of Trade.
  3. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.

crimp (verb)

  1. To impress (seamen or soldiers); to entrap, to decoy.

Definition of crims

crims (noun)

  1. A criminal.

Definition of crisp

crisp (noun)

  1. A thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.
  2. A baked dessert made with fruit and crumb topping
  3. Anything baked or fried and eaten as a snack

crisp (verb)

  1. To make crisp.
  2. To become crisp.
  3. To cause to curl or wrinkle (of the leaves or petals of plants, for example); to form into ringlets or tight curls (of hair).
  4. To become curled.
  5. To cause to undulate irregularly (of water); to cause to ripple.
  6. To undulate or ripple.
  7. To wrinkle, contort or tense (a part of one's body).
  8. To become contorted or tensed (of a part of the body).
  9. To interweave (of the branches of trees).
  10. To make a sharp or harsh sound.
  11. To colour (something with highlights); to add small amounts of colour to (something).

crisp (adjective)

  1. (of something seen or heard) Sharp, clearly defined.
  2. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture.
  3. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness.
  4. (of weather, air etc.) Dry and cold.
  5. (of movement, action etc.) Quick and accurate.
  6. (of talk, text, etc.) Brief and to the point.
  7. (of wine) having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.
  8. Lively; sparking; effervescing.
  9. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets.
  10. Curled by the ripple of water.
  11. Not using fuzzy logic; based on a binary distinction between true and false.