crumble

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkrʌmbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkrʌmbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krumbəl)


Inflections of 'crumble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
crumbles
v 3rd person singular
crumbling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
crumbled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
crumbled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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crumble

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. crumble into dust
  2. crumble the [bread, cheese]
  3. crumble the [bread] into [a bowl, small pieces, the batter]
  4. crumble the [bread] over the [salad, soup, dish]
  5. crumble the [bread] onto the [salad]
  6. crumble into the sea
  7. crumble and collapse
  8. crumbled away (through time)
  9. crumbling away [under the pressure, weight] of
  10. crumble under the [scrutiny, pressure, investigation]
  11. crumble to nothing
  12. idiom: that's the way the cookie crumbles
n
  1. [apple, banana, blackberry, fruit] crumble
  2. [make, bake, eat] [apple] crumble
  3. [Apple] crumble is my favorite (pie).
  4. add [bacon, leftover meat] as crumbles
  5. sprinkle the crumble [over, on] (the apples)
  6. a crumble of flour and [fat, butter, sugar]
n as adj
  1. crumble [recipes, ingredients, toppings]
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