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Pronunciation: / kʀispe /

Translation of crisper in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 (contracter) See examples: la colère/l'angoisse crispait son visage
    his/her face was tense with anger/worry
  • 2
    (irriter) See examples: crisper quelqu'un
    to irritate somebody, to get on somebody's nerves (familier)

also: se crisper verbe pronominal

  • 2 [figuré] (devenir tendu)
    to get nervous, to tense up

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