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crumb

 (krŭm)
n.
1. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
2. A small fragment, scrap, or portion: eraser crumbs; not a crumb of kindness for you.
3. The soft inner portion of bread.
4. Slang A contemptible, untrustworthy, or loathsome person.
v. crumbed, crumb·ing, crumbs
v.tr.
1. To break into very small pieces; crumble.
2. To cover or prepare with very small pieces of bread.
3. To brush (a table or cloth) clear of small scraps or fragments of food.
v.intr.
To break apart in very small pieces: a solid cake that won't crumb.

[Middle English crome, from Old English cruma.]

crumb

(krʌm)
n
1. a small fragment of bread, cake, or other baked foods
2. a small piece or bit: crumbs of information.
3. (Cookery) the soft inner part of bread
4. slang a contemptible person
vb
5. (Cookery) (tr) to prepare or cover (food) with breadcrumbs
6. to break into small fragments
adj
7. (esp of pie crusts) made with a mixture of biscuit crumbs, sugar, etc
8. (Cookery) (esp of pie crusts) made with a mixture of biscuit crumbs, sugar, etc
[Old English cruma; related to Middle Dutch krome, Middle High German krūme, Latin grūmus heap of earth]
ˈcrumber n

crumb

(krʌm)

n.
1. a small particle of bread, cake, etc., that has broken off.
2. a fragment of anything; bit.
3. the soft inner portion of bread (disting. from crust).
4. crumbs, a cake topping made of sugar, flour, butter, and spice.
5. Slang. a contemptible person.
v.t.
6. (in cooking) to top, coat, or prepare with crumbs.
7. to break into crumbs.
8. to remove crumbs from.
[before 1000; Old English cruma; akin to Middle High German krume crumb]

crumb

- The soft inner part of a bread roll, slice, or loaf.
See also related terms for loaf.

crumb


Past participle: crumbed
Gerund: crumbing

Imperative
crumb
crumb
Present
I crumb
you crumb
he/she/it crumbs
we crumb
you crumb
they crumb
Preterite
I crumbed
you crumbed
he/she/it crumbed
we crumbed
you crumbed
they crumbed
Present Continuous
I am crumbing
you are crumbing
he/she/it is crumbing
we are crumbing
you are crumbing
they are crumbing
Present Perfect
I have crumbed
you have crumbed
he/she/it has crumbed
we have crumbed
you have crumbed
they have crumbed
Past Continuous
I was crumbing
you were crumbing
he/she/it was crumbing
we were crumbing
you were crumbing
they were crumbing
Past Perfect
I had crumbed
you had crumbed
he/she/it had crumbed
we had crumbed
you had crumbed
they had crumbed
Future
I will crumb
you will crumb
he/she/it will crumb
we will crumb
you will crumb
they will crumb
Future Perfect
I will have crumbed
you will have crumbed
he/she/it will have crumbed
we will have crumbed
you will have crumbed
they will have crumbed
Future Continuous
I will be crumbing
you will be crumbing
he/she/it will be crumbing
we will be crumbing
you will be crumbing
they will be crumbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crumbing
you have been crumbing
he/she/it has been crumbing
we have been crumbing
you have been crumbing
they have been crumbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crumbing
you will have been crumbing
he/she/it will have been crumbing
we will have been crumbing
you will have been crumbing
they will have been crumbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crumbing
you had been crumbing
he/she/it had been crumbing
we had been crumbing
you had been crumbing
they had been crumbing
Conditional
I would crumb
you would crumb
he/she/it would crumb
we would crumb
you would crumb
they would crumb
Past Conditional
I would have crumbed
you would have crumbed
he/she/it would have crumbed
we would have crumbed
you would have crumbed
they would have crumbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crumb - a very small quantity of somethingcrumb - a very small quantity of something; "he gave only a crumb of information about his plans"; "there were few crumbs of comfort in the report"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.crumb - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptiblecrumb - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
3.crumb - small piece of e.g. bread or cake
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
baked goods - foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
breadcrumb - crumb of bread; used especially for coating or thickening
cracker crumbs - crumbs of crackers used especially for coating or thickening
Verb1.crumb - coat with bread crumbs; "crumb a cutlet"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
2.crumb - break into crumbs
fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
3.crumb - remove crumbs from; "crumb the table"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

crumb

noun
1. bit, grain, particle, fragment, shred, speck, sliver, morsel I stood up, brushing crumbs from my trousers.
2. morsel, scrap, atom, shred, mite, snippet, sliver, soupçon (French) There is one crumb of comfort - at least we've still got each other.

crumb

noun
1. A small portion of food:
Informal: bite.
Translations
فُتَاتفُتات خُبْز
mica
drobek
krumme
murunensisusleivittää
mrvica
morzsa
mylsna
かけらパン粉
부스러기
trupinys
drupata
omrvinka
drobtina
smula
เศษเล็กเศษน้อย
vụn bánh mì

crumb

[krʌm] N
1. [of bread, cake etc] → miga f
to live off or on the crumbs from sb's tablevivir de las migajas de algn
2. (fig) (= small piece) → migaja f
a crumb of comfortalgo de consuelo
crumbs of knowledge/informationfragmentos mpl de conocimiento/información

crumb

[ˈkrʌm] n
[bread] → miette f; [cake, cheese] → miette f
[affection, hope] → brin m
a crumb of comfort → un maigre réconfort
a crumb of consolation → une maigre consolation

crumb

n
(of bread etc)Krümel m, → Krume f, → Brösel m; (inside of loaf) → Krume f; can you spare a crumb?haben Sie eine Scheibe Brot für einen hungrigen Menschen?; crumbs from the rich man’s/master’s tableBrosamen, die von des Reichen/des Herren Tisch fallen; a few crumbs of informationein paar Informationsbrocken; that’s one crumb of comfortdas ist (wenigstens) ein winziger Trost
(inf) (= fool)Depp m (inf); (= brute)Lump m (inf)
interj crumbs! (inf)Mensch! (inf), → Mensch Meier! (inf)
vt (Cook) fish etcpanieren

crumb

[krʌm] n (of bread, cake) → briciola; (inner part of bread) → mollica
a crumb of comfort (fig) → un briciolo di conforto
crumbs of information → ben poche informazioni
crumbs! (fam) → accidenti!

crumb

(kram) noun
a tiny piece, especially of bread. She puts crumbs for the birds on her window-sill.

crumb

فُتَات drobek krumme Krümel ψίχουλο miga murunen miette mrvica briciola パン粉 부스러기 kruimel smule okruszyna migalha крошка smula เศษเล็กเศษน้อย ekmek kırıntısı vụn bánh mì 碎屑
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The first uprising momentum of the whale --modifying its direction as he struck the surface --involuntarily launched him along it, to a little distance from the centre of the destruction he had made; and with his back to it, he now lay for a moment slowly feeling with his flukes from side to side; and whenever a stray oar, bit of plank, the least chip or crumb of the boats touched his skin, his tail swiftly drew back, and came sideways smiting the sea.
Come, eat something," she said; but I put both away from me, feeling as if a drop or a crumb would have choked me in my present condition.
You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato.
Besides being possessed by my sister's idea that a mortifying and penitential character ought to be imparted to my diet - besides giving me as much crumb as possible in combination with as little butter, and putting such a quantity of warm water into my milk that it would have been more candid to have left the milk out altogether - his conversation consisted of nothing but arithmetic.
returned Silver, smiling away, but warier than ever, his eye a mere pin-point in his big face, but gleaming like a crumb of glass.
And, instead of trying the other dishes, all she did was to put every now and then a crumb, of bread into her mouth, that would not have made a meal for a sparrow.
The interior looked like a white pasty, a sort of soft crumb, the flavour of which was like that of an artichoke.
He had picked up every crumb that had been left from his former meals, and was beginning to eat the matting which covered the floor of his cell.
I could have placed the morsel that fell to my share upon the tip of my finger; but notwithstanding this I took care that it should be full ten minutes before I had swallowed the last crumb.
When Champion (who was interviewed nearly every day) heard of this late little crumb of success falling to his unconscious rival, the last link snapped that held back his devilish hatred.
These are all yawning, for no crumb of amusement ever falls from Jarndyce and Jarndyce (the cause in hand), which was squeezed dry years upon years ago.
Won't you please believe that I did it just for him and give me that little crumb of pleasure at least?