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crumb

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noun \ˈkrəm\

Definition of crumb

  1. 1a :  a small fragment especially of something baked (as bread)b :  a porous aggregate of soil particles

  2. 2 :  bit <a crumb of good news>

  3. 3 :  the soft part of bread

  4. 4 slang :  a worthless person

Examples of crumb in a sentence

  1. He swept the crumbs from under the table.

  2. <a neglected dog who is desperate for any crumb of affection he might get from strangers>

Origin and Etymology of crumb

Middle English crumme, from Old English cruma; akin to Middle High German krume crumb


First Known Use: before 12th century


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crumb

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Definition of crumb

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to break into crumbs

  3. 2 :  to cover or thicken with crumbs

  4. 3 :  to remove crumbs from <crumb a table>

14th Century

First Known Use of crumb

14th century


Crumb

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biographical name \ˈkrəm\

Definition of Crumb

  1. George Henry 1929–     American composer


CRUMB Defined for English Language Learners

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crumb

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noun \ˈkrəm\

Definition of crumb for English Language Learners

  • : a very small piece of food

  • : a very small amount of something


CRUMB Defined for Kids

crumb

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noun \ˈkrəm\

Definition of crumb for Students

  1. 1 :  a very small piece of food <bread crumbs>

  2. 2 :  a little bit <She only overheard crumbs of their conversation.>



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