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crumble Saltos de línea: crum¦ble
Pronunciación: /ˈkrʌmb(ə)l/

Definición de crumble en inglés:


[no object]
1Break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration: the plaster started to crumble (as adjective crumbling) their crumbling ancestral home
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  • The residents say the condition of the barracks is deteriorating with the wall crumbling away and the railing falling down.
  • Once state-of-the-art post-war buildings were crumbling away, with leaky roofs and rotting window frames.
  • Before long the monument was lying fenced off and forgotten in overgrown woodland, slowly crumbling away.
disintegrate, fall down, fall to pieces, fall apart, collapse, break down/up, tumble down, fragment;
1.1 [with object] Cause (something) to break apart into small fragments: the easiest way to crumble blue cheese
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  • Or just crumble blue cheese, bacon or mushroom over the top.
  • Using your fingers and thumbs, crumble the remaining mixture all over the top, covering as evenly as possible.
  • Sprinkle the demerara sugar and rosemary over the top then crumble the remaining mixture over to more or less cover.
1.2(Of something abstract) disintegrate gradually over a period of time: the party’s fragile unity began to crumble
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  • The tourists are still coming in their droves, to gawk at the city's crumbling, period elegance.
  • Yet it is widely known that much of the public-sector spending has resulted in substandard infrastructure that has crumbled within a short period of time.
  • His cool character gradually starts to crumble, however, as his precious writing quills are taken away.


[mass noun] British Volver al principio  
1A mixture of flour and fat that is rubbed to the texture of breadcrumbs and cooked as a topping for fruit: sprinkle the crumble over the rhubarb
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  • Sprinkle this crumble mixture over the fruit, patting down gently - don't pack it down too firmly.
  • The ingredients of a modern crumble are flour, butter, and sugar; a little spice is sometimes added.
  • Sprinkle with the crumble mixture, but do not press it down as this will take away the lightness of the dish.
1.1A pudding made with crumble and fruit: apple crumble
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  • Was there much demand for the coriander and carrot soup, fruit crumble or rice pudding with peaches?
  • Ice cream for the children, shared apple and blackberry crumble for my wife and me, while my parents shared a sherry and raspberry trifle.
  • There was also an apple crumble and custard for dessert.


Late Middle English: probably from an Old English word related to crumb.

Palabras que riman con crumble

bumble, fumble, grumble, humble, jumble, mumble, rough-and-tumble, rumble, scumble, stumble, tumble, umbel

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