Crumble - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkrʌmbl|  American pronunciation of the word crumble
Brit.  |ˈkrʌmb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word crumble
- fall apart (syn: break down, collapse, crumple, tumble)
the building crumbled after the explosion
- break or fall apart into fragments
The cookies crumbled
- fall into decay or ruin (syn: decay, dilapidate)


Crumble the cookies into small bits.

The recipe calls for the herbs to be crumbled.

Bones so old they had crumbled to dust

She was extremely depressed after her marriage crumbled.

Crumble up these pieces of bread and give them to the ducks.

Unfortunately marriages crumble very often.

The old stonework was crumbling away.

The fall leaves crumbled in my fingers.

¼ cup crumbled goat's cheese

the building crumbled after the explosion

The cookies crumbled

The Empire began to crumble during the 13th century.

The cliff face was starting to crumble into the sea.

insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crumble
he/she/it: crumbles
present participle: crumbling
past tense: crumbled
past participle: crumbled
singular: crumble
plural: crumbles
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