crumble

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crumble

disintegrate; to break into crumbs
Not to be confused with:
crumple – collapse; to crush together or press into wrinkles: She crumpled the paper and threw it away.
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crum·ble

 (krŭm′bəl)
v. crum·bled, crum·bling, crum·bles
v.tr.
To break into small fragments or pieces: I crumbled the cheese into the salad.
v.intr.
1. To fall into small fragments or pieces; disintegrate: The ancient castle had crumbled to ruins.
2. To give way; collapse: an ego that crumbles under pressure.
n.
1. A baked dessert of fruit topped with a crumbly pastry mixture: cherry crumble.
2. The crumbly mixture on top of such a dessert.

[Alteration (influenced by crumb) of Middle English cremelen, from Old English *crymelen, frequentative of gecrymmian, to break into crumbs, from cruma, crumb.]
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crumble

(ˈkrʌmbəl)
vb
1. to break or be broken into crumbs or fragments
2. (intr) to fall apart or away: his resolution crumbled.
n
(Cookery) Brit a baked pudding consisting of a crumbly mixture of flour, fat, and sugar over stewed fruit: apple crumble.
[C16: variant of crimble, of Germanic origin; compare Low German krömeln, Dutch kruimelen]
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crum•ble

(ˈkrʌm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to break or collapse into small fragments.
2. to decay or disintegrate gradually: The ancient walls were crumbling.
v.t.
3. to break into small particles or crumbs.
n.
4. a crumbly or crumbled substance.
[1425–75; late Middle English kremelen, akin to crome crumb; see -le]
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crumble


Past participle: crumbled
Gerund: crumbling

Imperative
crumble
crumble
Present
I crumble
you crumble
he/she/it crumbles
we crumble
you crumble
they crumble
Preterite
I crumbled
you crumbled
he/she/it crumbled
we crumbled
you crumbled
they crumbled
Present Continuous
I am crumbling
you are crumbling
he/she/it is crumbling
we are crumbling
you are crumbling
they are crumbling
Present Perfect
I have crumbled
you have crumbled
he/she/it has crumbled
we have crumbled
you have crumbled
they have crumbled
Past Continuous
I was crumbling
you were crumbling
he/she/it was crumbling
we were crumbling
you were crumbling
they were crumbling
Past Perfect
I had crumbled
you had crumbled
he/she/it had crumbled
we had crumbled
you had crumbled
they had crumbled
Future
I will crumble
you will crumble
he/she/it will crumble
we will crumble
you will crumble
they will crumble
Future Perfect
I will have crumbled
you will have crumbled
he/she/it will have crumbled
we will have crumbled
you will have crumbled
they will have crumbled
Future Continuous
I will be crumbling
you will be crumbling
he/she/it will be crumbling
we will be crumbling
you will be crumbling
they will be crumbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crumbling
you have been crumbling
he/she/it has been crumbling
we have been crumbling
you have been crumbling
they have been crumbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crumbling
you will have been crumbling
he/she/it will have been crumbling
we will have been crumbling
you will have been crumbling
they will have been crumbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crumbling
you had been crumbling
he/she/it had been crumbling
we had been crumbling
you had been crumbling
they had been crumbling
Conditional
I would crumble
you would crumble
he/she/it would crumble
we would crumble
you would crumble
they would crumble
Past Conditional
I would have crumbled
you would have crumbled
he/she/it would have crumbled
we would have crumbled
you would have crumbled
they would have crumbled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crumble - fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
2.crumble - break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"
disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"
3.crumble - fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
deteriorate - become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
rust, corrode - become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
weather - change under the action or influence of the weather; "A weathered old hut"
eat at, erode, gnaw at, gnaw, wear away - become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
wilt, droop - become limp; "The flowers wilted"
ruin - fall into ruin
fall apart, wear out, bust, wear, break - go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
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crumble

verb
1. disintegrate, collapse, break up, deteriorate, decay, fall apart, perish, degenerate, decompose, tumble down, moulder, go to pieces Under the pressure, the flint crumbled into fragments. The chalk cliffs are crumbling.
2. crush, fragment, crumb, pulverize, pound, grind, powder, granulate Roughly crumble the cheese into a bowl.
3. collapse, break down, deteriorate, decay, fall apart, degenerate, go to pieces, go to wrack and ruin Their economy crumbled under the weight of United Nations sanctions.
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crumble

verb
To reduce or become reduced to pieces or components:
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Translations
يَتَفَتَّت، يَنْهـار
drobitdrolitrozpadnout se
smuldre
szétmorzsol
mylja; molna
irtitrupėtitrupinti
drupinātsadruptsagrūtsairt
mrviť
drobiti se
ufala mak

crumble

[ˈkrʌmbl]
A. VT [+ bread] → desmigar, desmigajar; [+ earth, cheese etc] → desmenuzar
B. VI
1. [bread] → desmigarse, desmigajarse; [earth, cheese etc] → desmenuzarse; [building, plaster etc] → desmoronarse
2. (fig) [hopes, power, self-confidence] → desmoronarse, venirse abajo; [coalition] → venirse abajo, derrumbarse
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crumble

[ˈkrʌmbəl]
vt [+ cheese, bread, cake, stock cube] → émietter
vi
[cheese, bread, cake, stock cube] → s'émietter; [plaster, rock] → s'effriter; [land, earth] → s'ébouler
[building] → se délabrer; [wall] → tomber en ruines
(fig) [marriage] → s'effondrer; [market, economy] → s'effondrer; [state, empire, coalition] → s'effondrer
n (British)crumble m
apple crumble → crumble aux pommes
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crumble

vtzerkrümeln, zerbröckeln; to crumble something into/onto somethingetw in/auf etw (acc)krümeln or bröckeln
vi (brick, earth)bröckeln; (bread, cake etc)krümeln; (also crumble away) (earth, building)zerbröckeln; (fig) (resistance, opposition)sich auflösen, schmelzen; (hopes)schwinden; (plans)ins Wanken geraten
n (Brit Cook) → Obst ntmit Streusel; (= topping)Streusel pl; apple/rhubarb crumble mit Streuseln bestreutes, überbackenes Apfel-/Rhabarberdessert
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crumble

[ˈkrʌmbl]
1. vtsbriciolare
2. vi (bread) → sbriciolarsi; (earth, land) → sbriciolarsi, franare; (building) → andare in rovina; (plaster, bricks) → sgretolarsi (fig) (hopes, power) → crollare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

crumble

(ˈkrambl) verb
to break into crumbs or small pieces. She crumbled the bread; The building had crumbled into ruins; Her hopes of success finally crumbled.
ˈcrumbly adjective
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