Crumble Definition

krŭmbəl
crumbled, crumbles, crumbling
verb
crumbled, crumbles, crumbling
To break into crumbs or small pieces.
Webster's New World
To fall to pieces; disintegrate.
Webster's New World
To give way; collapse.
An ego that crumbles under pressure.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
noun
crumbles
A crumb or crumbling substance.
Webster's New World
A baked dessert of fruit topped with a crumbly pastry mixture.
Cherry crumble.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Crumble

Noun

Singular:
crumble
Plural:
crumbles

Origin of Crumble

  • Alteration (influenced by crumb) of Middle English cremelen from Old English crymelen frequentative of gecrymmian to break into crumbs from cruma crumb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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