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crumb

crumb

 
 
pronunciation:
kruhm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tiny fragment, esp. such as breaks or falls from baked goods.
All that was left of the cake was crumbs.They fed bread crumbs to the ducks.
 
synonyms:
morsel
similar words:
bit, dab, drop, fragment, grain, iota, jot, nibble, particle, piece, pinch, scrap, shred, smidgen, speck, touch
definition 2: a tiny fragment or bit of anything.
He gave her only a crumb of his affection.
synonyms:
bit, fragment, iota, jot, particle, scrap, shred, snippet, speck, touch, trace
similar words:
dab, fritter, morsel, nibble, nip, piece, pinch, snatch, trifle, whit
definition 3: (slang) a petty or despicable person.
Why do you go out with that crumb?
synonyms:
creep, lowlife
similar words:
bum, idler, loafer, rascal, scoundrel, scum, tramp, wastrel
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crumbed, crumbing, crumbs
definition 1: to top or prepare with crumbs, esp. bread crumbs.
synonyms:
bread, top
similar words:
spread, sprinkle
definition 2: to separate into crumbs; crumble.
synonyms:
crumble, crush
similar words:
break, fragment, mash, pulverize, shatter, smash
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: baked with a covering of crumbled dough made with flour, butter, and sugar.
I baked a crumb cake for dessert.
derivation: crumber (n.)