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
Example sentences from the Web for crumble
Along the river, crumbling remnants of an active trading hub are overtaken by nature.
Next, the GOP should hammer away at how our roads, bridges, and tunnels are crumbling, and push for an infrastructure initiative.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For anyone who cared to watch, the event and its denouement provided a graphic demonstration that the Iron Curtain was crumbling.
Particularly with Legolas and the scene where he climbs up a crumbling tower.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a bedroom at the top of crumbling stairs, a bed was made up with a comforter.
The crumbling window-casings were hollowed by rain, defaced by time; the balconies were broken, the terraces demolished.Adieu|Honore de Balzac
He found himself outside the crumbling walls of the roofless chapel of St. Patrick.She's All the World to Me|Hall Caine
That's the status quo, even though I have reason to fear it's crumbling beneath our feet.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
The sea encroaches a good many yards along this coast every year, and the cliffs were crumbling away with every tide.Walking Shadows|Alfred Noyes
This zinc we find to be in a state of oxide and crumbling away in about three months.
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Word Origin for crumble
Idioms and Phrases with crumble
see that's how the ball bounces (cookie crumbles).