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    crisp - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crisp

    Definition
    (noun) a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
    Synonyms : chip , potato chip , saratoga chip
    Definition
    (verb) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    Example Sentence
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane
    Definition
    (verb) make brown and crisp by heating
    Synonyms : crispen , toast
    Example Sentence
    • toast bread
    • crisp potatoes
    Definition
    (adj) (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    Synonyms : sharp
    Example Sentence
    • a sharp photographic image
    • the sharp crack of a twig
    • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot
    Definition
    (adj) tender and brittle
    Synonyms : crispy
    Example Sentence
    • crisp potato chips
    Definition
    (adj) pleasantly cold and invigorating
    Synonyms : frosty , nipping , nippy , snappy
    Example Sentence
    • crisp clear nights and frosty mornings
    • a nipping wind
    • a nippy fall day
    • snappy weather
    Definition
    (adj) pleasingly firm and fresh
    Example Sentence
    • crisp lettuce
    Definition
    (adj) (of hair) in small tight curls
    Synonyms : frizzly , frizzy , kinky , nappy
    Definition
    (adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short
    Synonyms : curt , laconic , terse
    Example Sentence
    • a crisp retort
    • a response so curt as to be almost rude
    • the laconic reply; `yes'
    • short and terse and easy to understand
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