Crumble

Definition of Crumble

Crum´ble   Pronunciation: krŭm´b'l
v. t.1.To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces.
[imp. & p. p. Crumbled (krŭm"b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crumbling (krŭm"blĭng).]
He with his bare wand can unthread thy joints,
And crumble all thy sinews.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish.
If the stone is brittle, it will crumble and pass into the form of gravel.
- Arbuthnot.
The league deprived of its principal supports must soon crumble to pieces.
- Prescott.

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