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noun [countable]     crumb pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [usually plural] a very small piece that falls off a dry food such as bread or cake

    He brushed the crumbs from his jacket.

    1. a.
      [usually singular] informal a very small amount of food

      She hasn’t touched a single crumb of her dinner.

    2. b.
      a very small amount of something

      a few crumbs of praise for their hard work

      The late goal was to be their only crumb of comfort on a miserable afternoon.

  2. 2
    American informal old-fashioned someone who has done something you do not approve of


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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