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crisp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrispcrisp1 ●○○ adjective  1 DFhard something that is crisp is hard, and makes a pleasant sound when you break it or crush it She kicked at the crisp leaves at her feet. He stepped carefully through the crisp deep snow.see thesaurus at hard2 CSBREAKfood food that is crisp is pleasantly hard or firm when you bite it syn crispy opp soggy a crisp green salad a crisp juicy apple Cook the pastry until it is crisp and golden. The meat should be nice and crisp on the outside.3 TIMpaper/cloth paper or cloth that is crisp is fresh, clean, and new syn fresh a crisp new five-dollar bill crisp cotton sheets4 DNCOLDweather weather that is crisp is cold and dry opp humid The air was fresh and crisp. a crisp clear autumn day The weather remained crisp and dry.see thesaurus at cold5 CONFIDENTpeople if someone behaves or speaks in a crisp way, they are confident, polite, and firm, but not very friendly Her tone was crisp and businesslike.6 picture/sound a picture or sound that is crisp is clear syn sharp an old recording that still sounds remarkably crispcrisply adverb ‘Take a seat, ’ she said crisply.crispness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
crispBake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes; set aside.She handed me a crisp $20 bill.You can serve the chicken with a crispy stir fry of mixed vegetables.In a large ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat until crisp, about 10 minutes.Ladies swim in the pond itself, which is crisp and clean with ducks upon it.The weather was crisp and clear and you could see the mountains fifty miles away.The general's voice was crisp and clear as he addressed the meeting.Give them enough bait to lure them and when they call be cool, crisp, and efficient.It's hard driven, but Tommy is unmistakeably a jazz drummer, very crisp and energetic and clearly leading the group.Bake the pastry at 180 for about twenty minutes until crisp and golden.a crisp appleI love to be out of doors on these bright, crisp autumn mornings.Brush the tops of the loaves with cold water, which helps form the crisp crust for which French bread is famous.The crisp, dry leaves rustled underneath her feet.a delicious crisp green appleBy the time they were brown and crisp, his question no longer was quite so rhetorical.His feet broke through the crisp outer layer of snow.a crisp piece of bacona crisp saladIt was a crisp winter morning.
Related topics: Food
crispcrisp2 /krɪsp/ noun [countable] British English  crisps.jpg DFa very thin flat round piece of potato that is cooked in oil and eaten coldchip syn potato chip American English a packet of crisps
Examples from the Corpus
crispLike many children, David was fond of sugary foods and liked ice-cream, orange squash, chocolate and crisps.Avoid savoury manufactured goods and crisps. 5 Eat a variety of foods including fresh ones.The meal then followed and all had their fill of sausage rolls and crisps, washed down with delicious barley water.You know crisps give me indigestion.Hence the reception, with bottles of wine and the odd crisp provided by Paul Lexington Productions.And why bother baking a potato when a packet of crisps is to hand?
Related topics: Cooking
crispcrisp3 verb [intransitive, transitive]  DFCto become crisp or make something become crisp by cooking or heating it Cook the chicken until the skin is nicely crisped.
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Examples from the Corpus
crispIf necessary, brown under a hot grill for a few min to crisp further before cutting into squares to serve.The heat sets the crust and quickly evaporates the surface moisture, crisping the crust.Five minutes before end of cooking, open foil to crisp the top.Use gel for sculptured, spiky or slicked back styles, or for crisping up fringes and pieces.
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Verb table
crisp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycrisp
he, she, itcrisps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrisped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crisped
he, she, ithas crisped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crisped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crisp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crisped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam crisping
he, she, itis crisping
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you, we, theyare crisping
Past
I, he, she, itwas crisping
you, we, theywere crisping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been crisping
he, she, ithas been crisping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been crisping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be crisping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been crisping
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