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CRUMB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crumb mean? 

CRUMB (noun)
  The noun CRUMB has 3 senses:

1. a very small quantity of something
2. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
3. small piece of e.g. bread or cake

  Familiarity information: CRUMB used as a noun is uncommon.


CRUMB (verb)
  The verb CRUMB has 3 senses:

1. coat with bread crumbs
2. break into crumbs
3. remove crumbs from

  Familiarity information: CRUMB used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRUMB (noun)


Sense 1crumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very small quantity of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context examples:

he gave only a crumb of information about his plans / there were few crumbs of comfort in the report

Hypernyms ("crumb" is a kind of...):

small indefinite amount; small indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)


Sense 2crumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

stinkpot; stinker; so-and-so; skunk; scum bag; rotter; puke; lowlife; git; dirty dog; bum; crumb; rat

Context examples:

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'

Hypernyms ("crumb" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)


Sense 3crumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small piece of e.g. bread or cake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("crumb" is a kind of...):

bit; bite; morsel (a small amount of solid food; a mouthful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crumb"):

breadcrumb (crumb of bread; used especially for coating or thickening)

cracker crumbs (crumbs of crackers used especially for coating or thickening)

Holonyms ("crumb" is a part of...):

baked goods (foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven)


CRUMB (verb)


Sense 1crumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coat with bread crumbs

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

crumb a cutlet

Hypernyms (to "crumb" is one way to...):

coat; surface (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2crumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break into crumbs

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "crumb" is one way to...):

break up; fragment; fragmentise; fragmentize (break or cause to break into pieces)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3crumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove crumbs from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

crumb the table

Hypernyms (to "crumb" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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