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crum up

slang To ruin something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crum" and "up." You crummed up this report so much that I can't even fix it!
See also: crum, up
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crum something up

 and crumb something up
Sl. to mess something up. Who crummed the bird feeder up? Now don't crum up this deal. Who crumbed up my room?
See also: crum, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

crum something up

and crumb something up
tv. to mess something up; to louse something up. (See comments at crumb.) Now, don’t crum up this deal.
See also: crum, something, up

crumb something up

verb
See also: crumb, something, up
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Crum, attached as "Writers" to the honorable profession of the Law.
Crum was the older lawyer of the two, and the harder lawyer of the two; but he, too, felt the influence which the charm that there was in this woman exercised, more or less, over every man who came in contact with her.
Crum did, what he had never done yet in all his experience as a lawyer.
Crum opened his eyes--considered--and put another question as delicately as he could.
Crum offered a suggestion under the form of an inquiry:
Crum considered a little longer, and then delivered his word of advice:
Crum asked if a day had been fixed for the gentleman's marriage.