Crumb meaning

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The definition of a crumb is a tiny bit of something.

An example of a crumb is a morsel of cake.

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A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
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Crumb is defined as covering with tiny particles of food.

An example of crumb is to add a mixture of crushed cookies to the top of an apple pie.

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A small fragment, scrap, or portion.

Eraser crumbs; not a crumb of kindness for you.

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The soft inner portion of bread.
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A contemptible, untrustworthy, or loathsome person.
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To break into very small pieces; crumble.
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To cover or prepare with very small pieces of bread.
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To brush (a table or cloth) clear of small scraps or fragments of food.
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To break apart in very small pieces.

A solid cake that won't crumb.

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A very small piece broken off something; small particle or bit, esp. of bread, cake, etc.
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Any bit or scrap.

Crumbs of knowledge.

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The soft part of bread within the crust.
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A worthless, disgusting, or despicable person.
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To crumble.
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To clear of crumbs.

To crumb a table.

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To cover or thicken with crumbs.
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A small piece which breaks off from baked food (such as cake, biscuit or bread).

The pigeons were happily pecking at crumbs of bread on the ground.

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(figuratively) A bit, small amount.

A crumb of comfort.

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The soft internal portion of bread, surrounded by crust.
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A mixture of sugar, cocoa and milk, used to make industrial chocolate.
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(slang) A nobody, worthless person.
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(slang) A body louse.
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To cover with crumbs.
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To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; to crumble.

To crumb bread.

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Origin of crumb

  • Middle English crome from Old English cruma
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English cruma (“crumb, fragment”). The b appeared in the mid 15th century to match crumble and words like dumb, numb, thumb.
    From Wiktionary