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Monday, February 05, 2018

Definitions for crump

  1. to make a crunching sound, as in walking over snow, or as snow when trodden on.
  2. (of an artillery shell) to land and explode with a heavy, muffled sound.
  3. to crunch or make a crunching sound, as with the teeth.

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Citations for crump
With the new snow flattening sounds he felt almost deaf or dreaming. His boots crumped down into it. Adam Foulds, The Quickening Maze, 2009
The horses' hooves crunched in the snow, the wagon wheels creaked through it and, behind, the march of several hundred feet crump-crumped along. Janet Paisley, White Rose Rebel, 2007
Origin of crump
1640-1650
Crump was first recorded in 1640-50. It is imitative of the sound of something crunching underfoot.