crumble
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɹʌmbəl/, [ˈkɹʌmbɪ̈l], [ˈkɹʌmbl̩]
Verb

crumble (crumbles, present participle crumbling; past and past participle crumbled)

  1. (intransitive, often, figurative) To fall apart; to disintegrate.
    The empire crumbled when the ruler's indiscretions came to light.
  2. (transitive) To break into crumbs.
    We crumbled some bread into the water.
  3. (transitive) To mix (ingredients such as flour and butter) in such a way as to form crumbs.
    Using your fingers, crumble the ingredients with the fingertips, lifting in an upward motion, until the mixture is sandy and resembles large breadcrumbs.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: sabbiare
Noun

crumble

  1. A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.
    blackberry and apple crumble
    Synonyms: crisp, crunch
Translations
Crumble
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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