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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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We are constructed from the mistakes, pain and heartaches we’ve encountered; some crumble in mental anguish, others adapt, and a few rebuild the broken pieces and are the strongest among us.

  2. Mattia Toaldo:

    The victorious end of Misrata's offensive on Sirte could be the harbinger of more infighting between different factions, ultimately, the current relative absence of violence in Libya is very fragile in many areas and could crumble under these multiple pressures.

  3. Daniel Webster:

    If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P)- THEY SEE THEIR DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS CRUMBLE IN FRONT OF THEIR FACE, AND ALL THEIR WICKED INTENTIONS TO DESTROY THE HUMAN RACE- WE MUST USE REGGAE MUSIC TO CHANT DOWN BABYLON. ALL FORUMS OF ELITE DOMINATION MUST BE DESTROYED, AND WE USE REGGAE MUSIC TO DO IT.

  5. Christopher Skaife:

    We are very, very pleased to say here at the Tower of London that we have now got four magnificent chicks, the first time they have been born at the Tower of London for over 30 years, we decided that it would be a really good idea to see if we could actually breed ravens ourselves at the Tower of London to secure our future, after all legend tells us that should the ravens leave the Tower of London it will crumble into dust and a great harm befall the kingdom.

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