(Crumb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crumbed (kr?md); p. pr. & vb. n. Crumbing ] To break into
crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread. [Written also crum.]
(Crumb"cloth`) n. A cloth to be laid under a dining table to receive falling fragments, and
keep the carpet or floor clean. [Written also crumcloth.]
(Crum"ble) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crumbled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crumbling ] [Dim. of crumb,
v. t., akin to D. krimelen G. krmeln.] To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces.
He with his bare wand can unthread thy joints,
And crumble all thy sinews.
(Crum"ble), v. i. To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to
decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish.
If the stone is brittle, it will crumble and pass into the form of gravel.
The league deprived of its principal supports must soon crumble to pieces.
(Crum"bly) a. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle. "The crumbly soil." Hawthorne.
(Cru"me*nal) n. [L. crumena purse.] A purse. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Crum"ma*ble) a. Capable of being crumbed or broken into small pieces.
1. Full of crumb or crumbs.
2. Soft, as the crumb of bread is; not crusty.
(Crump) a. [AS. crumb stooping, bent down; akin to OHG. chrumb, G. krumm, Dan. krum, D.
krom, and E. cramp.]
1. Crooked; bent. [Obs.]
Crooked backs and crump shoulders.
2. Hard or crusty; dry baked; as, a crump loaf. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Hallivell.
(Crump"et) n. [Prob. from W. crempog, crammwgth, a pancake or fritter.] A kind of large,
thin muffin or cake, light and spongy, and cooked on a griddle or spider.
(Crum"ple) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crumpled (-p'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crumpling ] [Dim. fr. crump,
a.] To draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to crush together; to rumple; as, to crumple paper.
They crumpled it into all shapes, and diligently scanned every wrinkle that could be made.
(Crum"ple), v. i. To contract irregularly; to show wrinkles after being crushed together; as, leaves
(Crump"y) a. Brittle; crisp. Wright.