Adjective "Crumb" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A small fragment of bread, cake, or biscuit.
  1. as modifier 'a crispy crumb topping'
  2. 'Process chocolate wafers into fine crumbs in a food processor fitted with a metal blade.'
  3. 'Wilhelm swallowed the last of the bread and dusted the crumbs from his hands.'
  4. 'He stood and brushed the crumbs of bread off of him, knowing well how difficult it would be to follow his own advice.'
  5. 'Adam licked the last few crumbs of bread from his lips.'
  6. 'To make the stuffing, whiz the bread in a food processor until it forms fine crumbs.'
  7. 'In your food processor, reduce the chocolate butter cookies to crumbs.'
  8. 'He picked dully at the cheesecake dish, which was now empty except for a few stray crust crumbs and bits of cake smeared about, wondering idly if one could read cheesecake smears like tea leaves.'
  9. 'Angel held out an empty plate, with a fork and a few chocolate cake crumbs on it.'
  10. 'I turned around, looking where Thomas had sat just a moment before but now all that remained on the chair were a couple of crumbs of bread.'
  11. 'Crush the biscuits into a crumb texture, add the melted butter and mix together.'
  12. 'A better way of ensuring a domed top is to use either buttermilk, yoghurt or sour milk instead of fresh: all these give a light, tender crumb and an alluring, rounded crown.'
  13. 'It made a deeply satisfying light meal, with a straightforward garnish of gem lettuce, fruity cherry tomatoes and a decent piece of white bread with a great crust and tasty crumb, generously drizzled with grassy olive oil.'
  14. 'Vegetable oil or another type of fat is often added to bread dough to improve crumb softness, loaf volume, and texture.'
  15. 'Halve ciabatta and lightly toast the crumb side. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil.'
  16. 'It is the smell of toast, and the sensations of the hot crunchy outside of the bread combined with the soft inner crumb and melted butter, that make it so appealing.'
  17. 'The texture isn't bad and there's an interesting back flavour from the paprika added to the crumb.'
  18. 'Perhaps adding gluten will give that smoother finer crumb I associate with what I have been told is French bread, here at the bottom of the Pacific, a long way from France.'
  19. 'Many people build earth ovens for the crisp bread crust and chewy crumb texture that only high-temperature, retained-heat ovens can provide.'
A very small amount of something.
  1. 'Bad news for the employees who are set to endure an uncertain few weeks but a small crumb of comfort for the media who might have something to write about during the post-Christmas lull.'
  2. 'And, of course, Thomas is going to gobble whatever crumb of a relationship that Sharon is willing to feed him.'
  3. 'They know who has the upper hand and are afraid to speak out against this hand that provides only crumbs to them.'
  4. 'Anyone watching (and trust me, there are some) will assume that I am soaking up every crumb of wisdom that falls from the speaker's lips.'
  5. 'Often we are grateful for any little crumb that befalls us: some coded glance, some double entendre remark, some hinty, winking reference.'
  6. 'Can you not look around you at all you have and, from such a position of success, take pity on those of us forced to battle each day for whatever crumb of self-respect we can muster?'
An objectionable or contemptible person.
    Granulated rubber, usually made from recycled car tyres.
    1. 'Nor was pH of infiltrated water altered with the crumb rubber sublayer addition.'
    2. 'Once an area has been worn down, it is difficult to reseed into because of the increased temperatures generated from the crumb rubber.'


    Cover (food) with breadcrumbs.
    1. 'There was a large grilled crumbed fish which came with plenty of meat and fell apart.'
    2. 'I took this opportunity to experiment with frying bacon in the microwave (so-so) and crumbed the results liberally over the asparagus.'
    3. 'The chicken was nicely spicy, while the Brie, melted inside a crumbed envelope and served with a port and orange sauce, was simply delicious.'
    4. 'That's what we got although hubby's stack of moist, pan-fried, crumbed snapper fillets would have put some seafood restaurants to shame.'
    5. 'We also ate a lot of mysterious crumbed meats accompanied with fried potatoes.'
    6. 'I had a steak soaked in what looked like a béarnaise sauce, smaller chunks of crumbed meat and strips of filleted fish laid along the side.'
    7. 'The entire dish was topped with crunchy bits of a crumbed bread, like panko (the Japanese breadcrumbs).'
    8. 'I'm more of a crumbed chicken with mayo and an avocado salsa kinda girl.'
    9. 'She did and like so many others was completely won over by this deep fried, crumbed delicacy which comes with the yummiest of dressings.'

    More definitions


    1. a small particle of bread, cake, etc., that has broken off.

    2. a small particle or portion of anything; fragment; bit.

    3. the soft inner portion of a bread (distinguished from crust).

    4. crumbs, a cake topping made of sugar, flour, butter, and spice, usually crumbled on top of the raw batter and baked with the cake.

    5. Slang. a contemptibly objectionable or worthless person.

    verb (used with object)

    6. Cookery. to dress or prepare with crumbs.

    7. to break into crumbs or small f


    (crumb)Old English cruma, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kruim and German Krume. The final -b was added in the 16th century, perhaps from crumble but also influenced by words such as dumb, where the original final -b is retained although no longer pronounced.


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