crumble definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To break into tiny fragments or particles.
    • to-break into little pieces; resulting in to-fall in pieces.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to-fall into small fragments or particles; disintegrate. See Synonyms at decay.
    • to offer means; collapse: an ego that crumbles under great pressure.
    • To fall into tiny pieces; to-break or part into little fragments; for this reason, to fall to decay or ruin; to be disintegrated; to perish.
  • noun:
    • A baked dessert of fruit topped with a crumbly pastry mixture: cherry crumble.
    • A dessert of British origin containing stewed good fresh fruit topped with a crumbly combination of fat, flour, and sugar.
    • a tiny crumb; a fragment; a particle; a morsel.
  • verb:
    • To fall aside; to disintegrate.
    • To render into crumbs.
    • falter
    • end up in decay or harm
    • break or fall apart into fragments
  • others:
    • to split into tiny fragments; divide into min parts or morsels.
    • to-fall into little pieces; break or part into tiny fragments; be disintegrated.
    • To fall into desuetude; decay; become frittered away; disappear piecemeal.

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