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ˈkrʌm bəlcrum·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse(verb)

    fall apart

    "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

  2. crumble, fall apart(verb)

    break or fall apart into fragments

    "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"

  3. decay, crumble, dilapidate(verb)

    fall into decay or ruin

    "The unoccupied house started to decay"

Wiktionary

  1. crumble(Noun)

    A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.

  2. crumble(Verb)

    To fall apart; to disintegrate.

  3. crumble(Verb)

    To render into crumbs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crumble(verb)

    to break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces

  2. Crumble(verb)

    to fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish

  3. Origin: [Dim. of crumb, v. t., akin to D. kruimelen G. krmeln.]

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  1. Crumble

    A crumble, also known as a brown betty, is a dish of British origin that can be made in a sweet or savoury version, depending on ingredients used, although the sweet version is much more common. It also can be traced to American cuisine during the European colonization of the Americas. A sweet variety usually contains stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar. A savoury version uses meat, vegetables and a sauce for the filling, with cheese replacing sugar in the crumble mix. The crumble is baked in an oven until the topping is crisp. The dessert variety is often served with custard, cream or ice cream as a hearty, warm dessert after a meal. The savoury variety can be served along with accompanying vegetables. Popular fruits used in crumbles include apple, blackberry, peach, rhubarb, gooseberry, and plum. Sometimes, a combination of two or more of these fruits may be used in a crumble, for example, rhubarb and apple may be used in the same crumble. The crumble is typically given the name of the dominant fruit in it - for example, a crumble made with apple would get the name of "apple crumble", while one made with rhubarb would get the name of "rhubarb crumble". Coconut has also been used to make coconut crumble. The topping may also include rolled oats, ground almonds or other nuts, and sometimes sour milk is added to give the crumble a more extravagant taste. Brown sugar is often sprinkled over the crumble topping, which caramelises slightly when baked. In some recipes the topping is made from broken biscuits or even breakfast cereals, but this is not traditional.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crumble

    krum′bl, v.t. to break into crumbs: to scatter in crumbs.—v.i. to fall into small pieces: to decay.—n. a crumb: that which crumbles easily.—adj. Crumb′ly, apt to crumble, brittle. [Orig. dim. of Crumb; Dut. kruimelen; Ger. krümeln.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of crumble in a Sentence

  1. Edward Thorndike:

    Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.

  2. Deborah Rose-Milavec:

    Any time you begin to break down one barrier, you see others crumble more.

  3. Wayne Spring:

    I've seen that cliff crumble before, and I've seen way too many people [stand] at the edge.

  4. Hisashi Iwama:

    U.S. real interest rates are now negative. It is inconceivable that U.S. shares will crumble when real interest rates are negative.

  5. Demelza Bischoff:

    It felt like the whole house was going to crumble, it started getting really bad, the tin roof started lifting and the ceiling blew out.

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