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Etymology [ edit ]
Latin ( crusta “ hard outer covering ”) via and Anglo-Norman Old French , from cruste Proto-Indo-European ( *krus-to “ that which has been hardened ”), from ( *kreus “ to form a crust, begin to freeze ”), related to Old Norse ( hroðr “ scurf ”), Old English ( hruse “ earth ”), Old High German ( hrosa “ crust, ice ”), Latvian ( kruwesis “ frozen mud ”), Ancient Greek ( κρύος krúos, “ frost, icy cold ”), ( κρύσταλλος krústallos, “ crystal, ice ”), Avestan [script needed] ( xruzdra-, “ hard ”), Sanskrit ( क्रुड् kruḍ, “ thicken, make hard ”)
crust ( , countable and uncountable plural ) crusts
solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary. The external layer of most types of
bread. An outer layer composed of
crust thy teeth defies. Macaulay
[… ] made the crust for the venison pasty. The bread-like
base of a pizza.
( geology ) The outermost layer of the lithosphere of the Earth. The
shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
( uncountable ) Nerve, gall.
You've got a lot of crust standing there saying that.
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, “XVIII”, in : Jeeves in the Offing
“Oh?” she said. “So you have decided to revise my guest list for me? You have the nerve, the – the –” I saw she needed helping out. “Audacity,” I said, throwing her the line. “The audacity to dictate to me who I shall have in my house.” It should have been “whom”, but I let it go. “You have the –” “ Crust.” “– the immortal rind,” she amended, and I had to admit it was stronger, “to tell me whom” – she got it right that time – “I may entertain at Brinkley Court and who” – wrong again – “I may not.”
crust punk ( a subgenre of punk music )
Translations [ edit ]
any solid, hard surface layer
outer layer composed of pastry
bread foundation of pizza
outermost layer of a planet
outer layer of crustacean
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crust ( third-person singular simple present , crusts present participle , crusting simple past and past participle ) crusted
( transitive ) To cover with a crust.
The whole body is
crusted over with ice. Felton
Their minds are
crusted over, like diamonds in the rock.
( intransitive ) To form a crust.
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