crumble

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A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar
To render into crumbs
To fall apart; to disintegrate
{v} to break or fall into pieces
break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"
fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down
fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish
If something such as a system, relationship, or hope crumbles, it comes to an end. Their economy crumbled under the weight of United Nations sanctions Crumble away means the same as crumble. Opposition more or less crumbled away
If an old building or piece of land is crumbling, parts of it keep breaking off. The high and low-rise apartment blocks built in the 1960s are crumbling The cliffs were estimated to be crumbling into the sea at the rate of 10ft an hour. = disintegrate Crumble away means the same as crumble. Britain's coastline stretches 4000 kilometres and much of it is crumbling away
break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling" fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down
fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
{i} small crumbs; (British) crisp, flour and butter mixture used as a topping
{f} fall to pieces, shatter, collapse; break into small crumbs
A crumble is a baked pudding made from fruit covered with a mixture of flour, butter, and sugar. apple crumble. a sweet dish of fruit covered with a dry mixture of flour, butter, and sugar and baked
If something crumbles, or if you crumble it, it breaks into a lot of small pieces. Under the pressure, the flint crumbled into fragments Roughly crumble the cheese into a bowl
If someone crumbles, they stop resisting or trying to win, or become unable to cope. He is a skilled and ruthless leader who isn't likely to crumble under pressure
To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces
crumble away
see crumble 2, 3
crumbled
broken into small fragments; "crumbled cookies"
crumbled
broken into small fragments; "crumbled cookies
crumbled
Simple past and past participle of to crumble
crumbles
third-person singular of crumble
crumbling
present participle of crumble
crumbling
{i} falling apart, disintegration, collapse; breaking into small crumbs
crumble
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