crump

crump

[kruhmp, kroomp]
verb (used with object)
1.
to crunch or make a crunching sound, as with the teeth.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of an artillery shell) to land and explode with a heavy, muffled sound.
3.
to make a crunching sound, as in walking over snow, or as snow when trodden on.
noun
4.
a crunching sound.
5.
a large explosive shell or bomb.
6.
Also called bump. Mining. a sudden ground movement in underground workings.

Origin:
1640–50; imitative

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crump (krʌmp)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to thud or explode with a loud dull sound
2.  (tr) to bombard with heavy shells
 
n
3.  a crunching, thudding, or exploding noise
 
[C17: of imitative origin]

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