verb (used with object), crum·bled, crum·bling.
verb (used without object), crum·bled, crum·bling.
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Origin of crumble
OTHER WORDS FROM crumblecrum·bling·ness, nounhalf-crumbled, adjectiveun·crum·bled, adjective
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Bake oats into muffins and bread, or incorporate them into a crisp or crumble topping.Get to know your oats, and all the types and ways to eat them|Becky Krystal|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
Rather than the traditional whole walnut to decorate the center of the cookie, I’ve gone with a crave-worthy crumble of walnuts, coconut and brown sugar, laced with five-spice powder.
If you want to simplify this recipe, you can simply add a whole walnut to the center, in place of the crumble.
It's about the delicate fabric of the universe and how our fragile insides crumble when that fabric is torn.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is no better thing on a Sunday afternoon than a fruity, molten, crunchy crumble.The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble|Ina Garten|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the illusions of peace and tranquility soon crumble around them like a patch of freshly laid snow.‘Force Majeure’ and the Swedish Family Vacation From Hell|Alex Suskind|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, Ali warns all that can change quickly if Anbar continues to crumble, “right now, we are looking into the Abyss.”
For such a source of outward joy to crumble so violently, what the hell happened?
The self-centred, confident man in him that deemed itself indispensable must crumble.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Perhaps he was rather doing one of those useless and splendid things that alone among man's contrivances do not crumble and fall.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
Remember that it is uncertain as to size and that the walls are liable to crumble.The Call of the Beaver Patrol|V. T. Sherman
The luxury of Broadwood would have to crumble: his mind was very clear about that.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
Only when the radiance became dim did the mass grow cold and crumble in pieces which retained but the semblance of a spark.Vie de Bohme|Orlo Williams
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Idioms and Phrases with crumble
see that's how the ball bounces (cookie crumbles).