Definition of Crumble

1. Verb. Fall apart. "The business is going to crumble "; "Negotiations broke down"

Exact synonyms: Break Down, Collapse, Crumple, Tumble
Generic synonyms: Change Integrity



2. Verb. Break or fall apart into fragments. "The Sphinx is crumbling"
Exact synonyms: Fall Apart
Generic synonyms: Disintegrate

3. Verb. Fall into decay or ruin. "The unoccupied house started to decay"
Exact synonyms: Decay, Dilapidate
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Deteriorate, Corrode, Rust, Weather, Eat At, Erode, Gnaw, Gnaw At, Wear Away, Droop, Wilt, Ruin, Break, Bust, Fall Apart, Wear, Wear Out
Derivative terms: Decadent, Decay, Decay

Definition of Crumble

1. v. t. To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces.

2. v. i. To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish.

Definition of Crumble

1. Verb. To fall apart; to disintegrate. ¹

2. Verb. To render into crumbs. ¹

3. Noun. A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crumble

1. to break into small pieces [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crumble

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crumble (current term)
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Literary usage of Crumble

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1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"crumble, v. n, I. Fall to pieces, break into Crotchety, a. ... crumble, va Crush, break to pieces, disintegrate, reduce to fragments. pieces, ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"stream, and soon begins to crumble in pieces by the action of the water and collision ... crumble ..."

3. A dictionary of Chinese-Japanese words in the Japanese language by John Harington Gubbins (1889)
"Bn-kwai | jf|, a landslip; dissolution (of an association); dispersion; defeat, (of an army); sum, to crumble away ; be dissolved ; be broken ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"At 35° they give off 4 at. water and crumble to powder; between 100° and 110°, they retain only 1 at. water, which is regarded by Weeren as constitutional ..."

5. The World's Congress of Representative Women: A Historical Résumé for by May Wright Sewall (1894)
"Vanitas vanitatum," it says to the riches and pleasures and honors of this world, and at the touch of that magnet they crumble into dust; but though on the ..."

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