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Dictionary definition for: Crisp

1. (n) a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

2. (v) make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled"

3. (s) (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image" "the sharp crack of a twig" "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"

4. (v) make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread" "crisp potatoes"

5. (s) tender and brittle; "crisp potato chips"

6. (s) pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings" "a nipping wind" "a nippy fall day" "snappy weather" (`parky" is a British term)

7. (s) pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; "crisp carrot and celery sticks" "a firm apple" "crunchy lettuce"

8. (s) in small tight curls

9. (s) brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "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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