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put a crimp in

To disrupt or interfere with something. That rain last week sure put a crimp in our beach vacation.
See also: crimp, put

put a crimp in

have an adverse effect on. informal
1990 Walter Stewart Right Church, Wrong Pew Well, that maybe puts a crimp in my theory.
See also: crimp, put

put a ˈcrimp in/on something

(American English, informal) have a bad or negative effect on something: I’m sorry to put a crimp in your plans.The extra expense of moving can put a crimp on your budget.
See also: crimp, on, put, something
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There's also the matter of the crimp groove's contour, especially on cast bullets.
Crimp also identifies one of the challenges of the transition to IP connectivity--the risk that the media industry will become a major target for malware and hackers.
In this sense, Kramer desperately wanted gay sex to be the force of, and for, good that Crimp, with a different substantive view of the good in mind, was insisting it already was.
If you crimp too little, the extra drag of the un-crimped mouth will cause feeding problems.
Yarn Crimp: Yarn crimp has direct relationship with mechanical properties particularly strength of textile fabric.
It was there that Jamie learned the secret of the crimp fly and passed it on to his dad and brother.
Lagerfield, Mulberry, Dior and Prada all sent girls down the runway with their own take on the modern crimp.
But here the box was fitted with internal anvils, which could be driven shut using an external hydraulic pump to crimp the pipe in two locations, about 300mm apart.
The scientists also found that by spraying herbicide on every fourth crimp, they could kill 98 percent of the rye within a week, using 87 percent less Roundup (glyphosate) than would be required to kill nonrolled rye.
CRIMP JAWS are perfect for the environmentally conscious contractor looking for better piping solutions.
Get the look: Whether you crimp it all or just do it in sections, you'll need to dig out your old crimping iron.
Gas engineer Colin Alladice has created a simple copper fitting that replaces the age-old problem of regular crimp connectors on boilers and it already has patents in Britain, America and Europe.
To hold the crimp, the researchers glued the crimped tape to a flat piece of tape and then dipped the patterned tape into solder, coating the copper diamonds with this metal alloy.
Since the crimp is naturally born, the false twist or air-texturing involved in typical fiber processing for synthetic fibers becomes unnecessary and can be eliminated.