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Adjective: crisp (crisper,crispest)  krisp
  1. Tender and brittle
    "crisp potato chips";
    - crispy, crunchy
     
  2. Pleasingly firm and fresh
    "crisp lettuce"
     
  3. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot";
    - sharp
     
  4. Pleasantly cold and invigorating
    "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings";
    - frosty, nipping, nippy [informal], snappy [informal]
     
  5. Brief and to the point; effectively cut short
    "a crisp retort";
    - curt, laconic, terse
     
  6. (of wine) having a refreshing amount of acidity
     
  7. (of hair) in small tight curls
    - frizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy
Noun: crisp  krisp
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: potato chip)
  1. A thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
    - chip [N. Amer], potato chip [N. Amer], Saratoga chip, potato crisp [Brit]
Verb: crisp  krisp
  1. (cooking) make brown and crisp by heating
    "crisp potatoes";
    - crispen, toast
     
  2. [archaic] Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; 'crisp' is archaic
    - wrinkle [archaic], ruckle [archaic], crease [archaic], crinkle [archaic], scrunch [archaic], scrunch up [archaic]

Derived forms: crispest, crisped, crisper, crisping, crisps

See also: cold, concise, curly, distinct, fresh, tender

Type of: fold, fold up, heat, heat up, snack food, turn up

Encyclopedia: Crisp, Stephen