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Verb: crumble  krúm-bul
  1. Fall apart
    "the building crumbled after the explosion";
    - crumple, tumble, break down, collapse
     
  2. Break or fall apart into fragments
    "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling";
    - fall apart
     
  3. Fall into decay or ruin
    "The unoccupied house started to crumble";
    - decay, dilapidate
Noun: crumble  krúm-bul
Usage: Brit
  1. A baked fruit pudding topped with a crumbly mixture of flour and fat (and possibly other things, e.g. oats)

Derived forms: crumbles, crumbling, crumbled

See also: fall

Type of: change, change integrity, disintegrate

Encyclopedia: Crumble