Definition of crump in English:

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Pronunciation: /krʌmp/


A loud thudding sound, especially one made by an exploding bomb or shell: the crump of shells could be heard hours later
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  • Preparation turned to execution when the explosives were detonated, resulting in a massive grey cloud and the loud crump of the explosion, which could be heard over four kilometres away.
  • Three or four more thunderous crumps echoed out over the surrounding forest.
  • The media representation of this war will be from a distance: shots of the city skyline illuminated by the flashes of bomb blasts, the dull crump of explosions.


[no object]
Make a loud, thudding sound: we heard the cannon crumping


Mid 17th century: imitative. The original sense (as a verb) was 'munch, crunch', later 'hit hard' (used initially as a term in the game of cricket), and then the military sense 'bombard' (First World War).

Words that rhyme with crump

bump, chump, clump, dump, flump, frump, gazump, grump, jump, lump, outjump, plump, pump, rump, scrump, slump, stump, sump, thump, trump, tump, ump, whump

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