a deposit or coating of refuse or of an impure or alien substance; muck.
a filthy, repulsive, or contemptible person.
something that is worthless, objectionable, or contemptible.
prevarication, exaggeration, or flattery.
a nonspecific, imaginary, or vaguely defined disease or disorder of the body: jungle crud.
any unpleasant external ailment, disorder, or the like, as a skin rash.
venereal disease, especially syphilis.
Vulgar. dried semen.
Dialect. to curd.
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How to use crud in a sentence
This means your case is grimy, too—between housing your earbuds and being tossed around in the bottom of your bag, they can collect a ton of crud.Get your AirPods squeaky clean with these simple tips | Natasha Roy | November 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
The resulting oomph let testers bust crud and hold an edge on hardpack.
In the coming weeks, Percy will bore a smooth cavity in one of those rocks and get below the surface crud.NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has begun its first science campaign | Christopher Crockett | July 21, 2021 | Science News
Moving the door may have dropped some crud on your clean track, so repeat this process as necessary.
If crud remains, they will tell you the rest is not removable.How can I get the brown crud off my oven’s glass door? | Jeanne Huber | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Yes, mold—that slimy, amorphous crud that shows up when things get damp.
As if to underscore the point, he is just back from Iraq and was coughing from what he called “Baghdad crud.”
Certainly all that crust and crud on his painting was exciting.
And he went to another house and begged a bit of cheese crud, and when he went back he wanted to give half of it to the bull-calf.More English Fairy Tales | Various
Figure 122 of Klein's seventh plate was correctly quoted as illustrative: "crud" preceded "niger."
Crude′ness; crud′ity, rawness: unripeness: that which is crude.
But he held the cheese crud in his hand, and said: "I'll squeeze your heart like the flint-stone."More English Fairy Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for crud
a sticky substance, esp when dirty and encrusted
an undesirable residue from a process, esp one inside a nuclear reactor
something or someone that is worthless, disgusting, or contemptible
the crud a disease; rot
an expression of disgust, disappointment, etc
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