American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To crush or crunch with the teeth.
- v. To strike heavily with a crunching sound.
- v. To make a crunching sound, especially in walking over snow.
- n. A crunching sound.
- n. The sound of an exploding shell.
- n. A heavy blow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Crooked; bent.
- n. A deformed or crooked person.
- To bend; crook.
- To be out of temper.
- To become perverted or corrupt.
- n. The cramp.
- To make a crunching noise, as in eating what is hard and brittle; emit a creaking sound, as snow when crushed under the feet; crunch.
- Brittle; crusty; dry-baked; crisp.
- adj. UK, Scotland, dialect Hard or crusty; dry baked
- adj. obsolete crooked; bent
- n. The sound of a muffled explosion.
- v. intransitive To produce such a sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Crooked; bent.
- adj. Prov. Eng. & Scot. Hard or crusty; dry baked.
- v. bombard with heavy shells
- v. explode heavily or with a loud dull noise
- v. make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
- (onomatopoeia) (Wiktionary)
- Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The taxi drives through Tavistock Square, it is nearly 9.45am, as we leave the Square there is a dull 'crump' noise.”
“I had not gone far when a "crump" struck so close as to stun and partly bury me.”
“I observed that sometimes these "crump" holes were very small, and found that after all in this war a small man had some advantage over me.”
“I could hear the shells coming as the field was dotted here and there with "crump" holes or craters where shells had fallen.”
“Followed a burst of shrapnel and one more "crump," and the enemy's retaliation on the 9.2 and its crew had ceased.”
“Provided that your sentry's nerves are all right, and that a "crump" does not drop right into his little section of trench, there is not much that can go wrong.”
“Meanwhile, the climate change hysterics are trapped in their nightmare of tsunamis and things that go "crump" in the dark.”
“crump" hole where a shell had fallen and exploded!”
“Instead it was the crump and whomp of the howitzer as those hills were blasted out.”
“In the distance, she could hear the buzz/hum/hiss of Marine weapons, the snapping of century old ex-Soviet assault rifles, the occasional crump of chemical explosives.”
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