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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.
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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.
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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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FIGURE 2 shows an attempt to put too much wire into a crimp. The crimp tool has compressed the crimp and wire.
Taper crimp is much more forgiving than roll crimp, but it is also more subtle, so this article will delve into the aspects of taper crimp.
The crimps, by the way, are excellent sea trout flies.
Once you've secured your drop-ear elbows and threaded fittings, run the PEX line between the valve and the drop-ear elbows and crimp each joint.
This study presents the results of an investigation on crimp formation that considers several parameters, including: 1) various cross-sectional geometries such as circles and triangles; 2) a combination of various polyester materials, for example, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), CD (Cation Dyeable PET), PTT (polytrimethylene terephthalate), and PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), in various ratios; and 3) the fiber-processing parameters (spinning temperature, heat treatment, and so on).
Configured as a diameter encoder, the RGH24 performs continuous crimp diameter monitoring as the stent is compressed around the folded balloon.
If there's one thing I'm sure of regarding handloads for revolvers or autos, is there must be some sort of crimp applied.
Did Jeff really mean to recommend the Lee Factory Crimp die for use with the .45 ACP round?
Whether you utilize folded or rolled crimps, the crimped portion of a plastic shotshell finally needs a bit of periodic restoration.
This is a combination of taper and roll crimps that has been shown to often improve accuracy.
With roll crimps there is a fine line between crimping and crushing the case.
Whether you're forming six-or eight-point crimps, the skiver is a handy tool to have on the bench.
When all was done, my conclusion was that as long as you are careful not to overdo it, roll crimps are just fine.