crump

verb
\ ˈkrəmp How to pronounce crump (audio) \
crumped; crumping; crumps

Definition of crump

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : crunch
2 : to explode heavily

crump

noun

Definition of crump (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a crunching sound
2 : shell, bomb

crump

adjective

Definition of crump (Entry 3 of 3)

chiefly Scotland

Synonyms & Antonyms for crump

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of crump in a Sentence

Verb one aerial bomb failed to crump as it landed
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Something that incorporates the way we dance, maybe crumps. Tamar Herman, Billboard, 10 Feb. 2020 But on January 5th some were woken by the less melodious rattle and crump of distant battle. The Economist, 11 Jan. 2020 The same pops and crumps and booms that haunt these ghosts are now supposed to be a soundtrack in the ears of 1,400 captive migrant children who crossed the desert in search of a new life and found… this. Matthew Farwell, The New Republic, 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of crump

Verb

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crump

Verb

imitative

Adjective

perhaps alteration of crimp friable

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“Crump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crump. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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