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Noun: crumb  krúm
  1. 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"
     
  2. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    "only a crumb would do that";
    - rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum [N. Amer], lowlife, scumbag, so-and-so, git [Brit], sleazebag, scuzzbucket [N. Amer], sleazeball, scuzzbag [N. Amer], sleazebucket, toad, slimebag, scuzzball [N. Amer], scuzz [N. Amer], ratbag [Brit], slimeball, dirtbag [US]
     
  3. Small piece of e.g. bread or cake
Verb: crumb  krúm
  1. (cooking) coat with bread crumbs
    "crumb a cutlet"
     
  2. Break into crumbs
     
  3. Remove crumbs from
    "crumb the table"

Derived forms: crumbed, crumbs, crumbing

Type of: bit, bite, break up, coat, disagreeable person, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, morsel, remove, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, surface, take, take away, unpleasant person, withdraw

Part of: baked goods

Encyclopedia: Crumb