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English noun: crust

1. crust (object) the outer layer of the Earth


SynonymsEarth's crust


Broader (hypernym)layer


Narrower (hyponym)crustal plate, horst, plate


Part holonymasthenosphere


Part meronymgeosphere, lithosphere


Substance holonymsial, sima

2. crust (object) a hard outer layer that covers something


Synonymsencrustation, incrustation


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering


Narrower (hyponym)calculus, tartar, tophus

3. crust (attribute) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties


Synonymscheekiness, freshness, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, rudeness


Narrower (hyponym)chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah


English verb: crust

1. crust (change) form a crust or form into a crust


SamplesThe bread crusted in the oven.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Entaildry, dry out









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