Definition of "crump" [crump]

  • To crush or crunch with the teeth. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike heavily with a crunching sound. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a crunching sound, especially in walking over snow. (verb-intransitive)
  • A crunching sound. (noun)
  • The sound of an exploding shell. (noun)

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Use "crump" in a sentence
  • "The taxi drives through Tavistock Square, it is nearly 9.45am, as we leave the Square there is a dull 'crump' noise."
  • "I had not gone far when a "crump" struck so close as to stun and partly bury me."
  • "I observed that sometimes these "crump" holes were very small, and found that after all in this war a small man had some advantage over me."