breadcrumb

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Tiny pieces of bread.

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Singular
breadcrumb

Plural
breadcrumbs

  1. (usually plural) A breadcrumb is a tiny piece of bread that fell off when it is cut or eaten.

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Plain form
breadcrumb

Third-person singular
breadcrumbs

Past tense
breadcrumbed

Past participle
breadcrumbed

Present participle
breadcrumbing

  1. (transitive) If you breadcrumb something, you cover it with breadcrumbs.
  2. (transitive) If you breadcrumb someone, you give them minimal signs of interest or affection.
    She was breadcrumbing two other men in case she broke up with her boyfriend.
  3. (transitive) If you breadcrumb someone, you try to lead them to a specific direction.