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crump

[ kruhmp, kroomp ]
/ krʌmp, krʊmp /
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verb (used with object)
to crunch or make a crunching sound, as with the teeth.
verb (used without object)
(of an artillery shell) to land and explode with a heavy, muffled sound.
to make a crunching sound, as in walking over snow, or as snow when trodden on.
noun
a crunching sound.
a large explosive shell or bomb.
Also called bump. Mining. a sudden ground movement in underground workings.
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Origin of crump

First recorded in 1640–50; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for crump

crump
/ (krʌmp) /

verb
(intr) to thud or explode with a loud dull sound
(tr) to bombard with heavy shells
noun
a crunching, thudding, or exploding noise

Word Origin for crump

C17: of imitative origin
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