Examples of crud in a Sentence
I spent an hour scrubbing the crud off the old stove.
He complains that there's too much crud on TV these days.
Recent Examples of crud from the Web
There the bulk jugs of tamari and tahini and separated almond butter under an inch of rancid oil had crud on their spouts, and the bulk bins of oats and millet and whole-grain flours were lively with meal moths.
Along with all those skunks, summer comes with a lot of mud and crud that pets dig into and get themselves dirty.
Many a climber has been fooled by Chugach crud, reaching out with hand or foot only to feel the rock disintegrate along an invisible fault line.
NEXT WEEK The crud, the bad and the ugly: The worst halftime performances in Super Bowl history.
Sturgeon are bottom-feeders, enjoying larvae and various crud that rest on the lake’s floor.
That’s good news for skiers looking for a quiver-killer — the elusive one ski that can float in deep powder, grip icy groomers and plow through crud.
Sometimes, with an old bottle, a whole glass of wine was left, so thick was the crud.
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Origin and Etymology of crud
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsfilth, dirt, grime, gunk, muck, smut, soil
Related Wordsscum, sewage, sewerage, slime, sludge, swill; dross, dust [British], garbage, junk, litter, refuse, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste; crock [dialect], soot; dinginess, dirtiness, dustiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, nastiness, squalidness, uncleanliness, uncleanness
Near Antonymscleanliness, cleanness
First Known Use of crud
CRUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crud for English Language Learners
: a dirty or greasy substance
: something unpleasant or worthless
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