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English noun: crumb

1. crumb (quantity) a very small quantity of something

SamplesHe gave only a crumb of information about his plans.
There were few crumbs of comfort in the report.

Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

2. crumb (person) a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

SamplesOnly a rotter would do that.
Kill the rat.
Throw the bum out.
You cowardly little pukes!.
The British call a contemptible person a `git'.

Synonymsbum, dirty dog, git, lowlife, puke, rat, rotter, scum bag, skunk, so-and-so, stinker, stinkpot

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

3. crumb (food) small piece of e.g. bread or cake

Broader (hypernym)bit, bite, morsel

Narrower (hyponym)breadcrumb, cracker crumbs

Part meronymbaked goods

English verb: crumb

1. crumb (contact) coat with bread crumbs

SamplesCrumb a cutlet.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. crumb (change) break into crumbs

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize

3. crumb (change) remove crumbs from

SamplesCrumb the table.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

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