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Saltos de línea: crumb
Pronunciación: /krʌm

Definición de crumb en inglés:


1A small fragment of bread, cake, or biscuit: she brushed some cake crumbs off her dress [as modifier]: a crispy crumb topping
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Rowena looked around at the wreck of her cake, at all the dirty dishes and the cake crumbs under the cooling racks.
  • Angel held out an empty plate, with a fork and a few chocolate cake crumbs on it.
  • So I continuously have chocolate cake crumbs on my head, my hair, my jumper, my collar, my shoulders, my eyelashes, my tummy, my lap…
1.1 [mass noun] The soft inner part of a loaf of bread: a morsel of crumb will often tempt a chub
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Serve the food in unusual containers such as bread bowls (sturdy round loaves with some inner crumb removed) and you can give up Fairy Liquid completely.
  • 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.
  • The key components in achieving a crusty bread with a lusciously soft crumb are heat and steam.
2A very small amount of something: the Budget provided few crumbs of comfort
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I said maybe he is at some friends, to try to console her by offering crumbs of comfort.
  • In such lean times, we must search for crumbs of comfort.
  • Knowing who is holding their son and having some idea that the hostage-taking was to raise awareness of impoverished villagers is a crumb of comfort to his worried parents.
Irish stim
informal smidgen, smidge, tad
archaic scantling, scruple
3 informal , chiefly North American An objectionable or contemptible person: he’s an absolute crumb
4 (also crumb rubber) [mass noun] Granulated rubber, usually made from recycled car tyres.
Example sentences
  • ‘We use a minimum of 25% recycled crumb rubber,’ says one of RPM's research and development chemists, ‘but the higher the density of the material, the more recycled rubber content we can use.’
  • Once an area has been worn down, it is difficult to reseed into because of the increased temperatures generated from the crumb rubber.
  • Nor was pH of infiltrated water altered with the crumb rubber sublayer addition.


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Cover (food) with breadcrumbs: (as adjective crumbed) crispy crumbed mushrooms with garlic dip
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I took this opportunity to experiment with frying bacon in the microwave (so-so) and crumbed the results liberally over the asparagus.
  • The pork chop was lightly crumbed, nicely trimmed and cooked to perfection.
  • She did and like so many others was completely won over by this deep fried, crumbed delicacy which comes with the yummiest of dressings.


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.


crumbs from ——'s table

An unfair and inadequate share of something large: it will amount to no more than crumbs from the European Commission’s table
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is that multinational corporations and the rich create wealth and he can then take crumbs from their table to distribute to the huddled masses.
  • At this year's summit they decided to drop some crumbs from their table by way of throwing some dollars at the world's trouble-spots.
  • Glasgow should not be embarrassed about taking the crumbs from the capital 's table.

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