verb (used with object)
- cruising radius,
Origin of crumb
Examples from the Web for crumbs
Had it remained in these locations, Crumbs would likely still be alive today.
Crumbs tried to adjust by closing stores, cutting costs, and seeking to license its name.
Crumbs, sensing an opportunity, went public in early 2011, and set about expanding.
Mia and Jason Bauer founded the first Crumbs in New York in 2003, and did quite well.
Crumbs avoided advertising and contracted production out, thus keeping a lid on costs.
She has nothing but the crumbs of that feast to live on, and she doesn't really know how meagre they are—she has yet to learn it.The Portrait of a Lady|Henry James
Rachel with a sickle-shaped tool was sedulously brushing the crumbs from the damask into a silver tray.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
Add another layer of crumbs and repeat until the dish is full, having crumbs and butter on top.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
On the night-table lay a tea-tray in disorder, and on the turned-down sheet some crumbs of toast.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Mrs Caffyn twitched at her gown and pulled it down over her knees and brushed the crumbs off with energy.Clara Hopgood|Mark Rutherford
Word Origin for crumbs
Word Origin for crumb
Old English cruma "crumb, fragment," from a West Germanic root of obscure origin (cf. Middle Dutch crume, Dutch kruim, German krume). The -b- appeared mid-15c., in part by analogy with words like dumb, in part from crumble. Slang meaning "lousy person" is 1918, from crumb, U.S. slang for "body-louse" (1863), so called from resemblance.