American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To break into small fragments or particles.
- v. To fall into small fragments or particles; disintegrate. See Synonyms at decay.
- v. To give way; collapse: an ego that crumbles under pressure.
- n. A baked dessert of fruit topped with a crumbly pastry mixture: cherry crumble.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To break into small fragments; divide into minute parts or morsels.
- To fall into small pieces; break or part into small fragments; become disintegrated.
- To fall into desuetude; decay; become frittered away; disappear piecemeal.
- n. A small crumb; a fragment; a particle; a morsel.
- v. To fall apart; to disintegrate.
- v. To render into crumbs.
- n. A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces.
- v. To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish.
- v. fall apart
- v. fall into decay or ruin
- v. break or fall apart into fragments
- Alteration (influenced by crumb) of Middle English cremelen, from Old English *crymelen, frequentative of gecrymmian, to break into crumbs, from cruma, crumb. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The crumble is my favourite part of the whole bar.”
“Watching Pakistan crumble from a pseudo-democracy into a despotic dictatorship rife with Islamic fundamentalist extremists who threaten the security of the Middle East and victory in Afghanistan is a huge issue.”
“The butter in the crumble is cut in, not melted, making it very crumbly but surprisingly not dry.”
“Bake in 350 F oven until crumble is golden, about 40 minutes.”
“Where the library brand begins to crumble is when people say that they use the library less [because] they like to locate information for themselves.”
“I repeat that I do not think that Hitler, when he gets the oil, will be victorious, because Germany will crumble from the inside, but I think they will try everything before they absolutely crash.”
“Honestly, I thought Kitty’s illness would make already overwhelmed Justin crumble, especially when his cadaver turned out to be a 47-year-old who died from pancreatic cancer, but instead, it fueled his passion even more.”
“But those who have seen Canada crumble from the country they once knew, into a mishmash of ethnic ghettos that encroach ever more on what remains part of mainstream Canada know what I’m talking about.”
“The whole transformation had taken less than a second, barely time for his expression to crumble.”
“But then why not call it a crumble, which is actually more like a crisp?”
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