decrumb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ crumb

Verb[edit]

decrumb (third-person singular simple present decrumbs, present participle decrumbing, simple past and past participle decrumbed)

  1. (transitive) To remove the crumbs from.
    • 1972, Twila Van Leer, Life is just a bowl of kumquats, page 71:
      A couple of hours later I had the washing going, the children fed and dressed and the kitchen floor semi-decrumbed in a mad effort to come to terms with this rotten day, when the phone rang.
    • 2001, Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential, page 230:
      I don't want my runner stopping off to decrumb a table or empty an ashtray.
    • 2011, Sophie Page, To Marry a Prince, page 156:
      She nearly dropped the toast rack she was decrumbing.