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crump

[ kruhmp, kroomp ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to crunch or make a crunching sound, as with the teeth.


verb (used without object)

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

noun

  1. a crunching sound.
  2. a large explosive shell or bomb.
  3. Also called bump. Mining. a sudden ground movement in underground workings.

crump

/ krʌmp /

verb

  1. intr to thud or explode with a loud dull sound
  2. tr to bombard with heavy shells


noun

  1. a crunching, thudding, or exploding noise

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crump1

First recorded in 1640–50; imitative

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crump1

C17: of imitative origin

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Example Sentences

But as the righteous Crump machine gained power, the street slowly began to change.

Benjamin Crump, the Martin family attorney, said after the verdict.

For Trayvon to rest in peace," Martin-family lawyer Benjamin Crump said after the verdict, "we must all be peaceful.

“Trayvon Martin had every right to stand his ground,” Crump said.

Asked if potential unrest in Sanford or elsewhere is a concern for the Martin family or their legal team, Crump says it is not.

Resuming his journey much refreshed, he reached Crump's Cross-roads, where he successfully avoided another picket.

Captain Crump had brought a fresh supply of ammunition; and as we had plenty of provisions, we were in want of nothing.

Captain Crump gravely asserted that, cut up a turtle as we might, it would not die until the moon rose.

The baggage, camp and garrison equipage was ordered to Crump's Landing, and detachments were made for its protection.

Mr. Crump was a very clean-looking person, without any beard; and dressed from head to foot in black.

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