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Definition 1: break or fall apart into fragments - [verb of change]

Samples where crumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cookies crumbled
  • The Sphinx is crumbling

Synonyms for crumble in the sense of this definition

(crumble is a kind of ...) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

"The material disintegrated" "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

Definition 2: fall into decay or ruin - [verb of change]

Samples where crumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The unoccupied house started to decay

Synonyms for crumble in the sense of this definition

(crumble is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of crumble ) become worse or disintegrate

"His mind deteriorated"

(... is a kind of crumble ) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

"The metal corroded" "The pipes rusted"

(... is a kind of crumble ) change under the action or influence of the weather

"A weathered old hut"

(... is a kind of crumble ) become ground down or deteriorate

"Her confidence eroded"

(... is a kind of crumble ) become limp

"The flowers wilted"

(... is a kind of crumble ) fall into ruin

(... is a kind of crumble ) go to pieces

"The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Definition 3: fall apart - [verb of motion]

Samples where crumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the building crumbled after the explosion
  • Negotiations broke down

Synonyms for crumble in the sense of this definition

(crumble is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

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