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Definition of the noun crumble

What does crumble mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: crumbles

  1. A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.

Definition of the verb crumble

What does crumble mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: crumbled | crumbling | crumbles

  1. fall apart
  2. break or fall apart into fragments
  3. fall into decay or ruin

Alternative definition of the verb crumble


  1. To fall apart; to disintegrate.
  2. To render into crumbs.


Crumble: A crumble, also known as a brown betty, is a dish of British origin that can be made in a sweet or savoury version, depending on ingredients used, although the sweet version is much more common. A sweet variety usually contains stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar. A savoury version uses meat, vegetables and a sauce for the filling, with cheese replacing sugar in the crumble mix. The crumble is baked in an oven until the topping is crisp. The dessert variety is often served with custard, cream or ice cream as a hearty, warm dessert after a meal. The savoury variety can be served along with accompanying vegetables.

  • also known as Morzsasüti, Krambl, ครัมเบิล

There are other foods with Crumble in their name, like Violet Crumble, Kashi GOLEAN Crisp Toasted Berry Crumble and KASHI Golean Crisp Cinnamon Crumble Cereals.


  1. "Crumble" is a musical album of Butterglory.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  2. "Crumble" is a musical album of Pokett.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  3. "Crumble" is a musical single of Calvin, Don't Jump!.
    • released in (14 years ago)


Crumble is a fictional character from the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Crumble

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Google preview4 Ingredients (2011)

by Kim McCosker, Rachael Bermingham

Bake in a 200°C oven for 30 minutes, or until the crumble is a golden brown. Optional: Add 1/2 ...

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

crumble Confused with crumple. To crumble is to break apart or disintegrate (“That day, terrorists foolishly thought that they could cause America to crumble by destroying the financial towers and the innocent people within ...

Google previewDictionary of the Alabama Language (1993)

by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler

crumble to chip off, ...

Google previewFood Cultures of the World Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2011)

[Four Volumes] by Ken Albala

For a treat, especially on the weekends, Ann uses all-purpose flour and butter to make quandong crumble from the country's wild native peach. Quandong Crumble Filling 1 c dried quandongs, rehydrated in water overnight 1 c peeled, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Efïk language, (1874)

in two parts. I.- Efïk and English. II.- English and Efïk

To crumble as bread; to pick or press off piecemeal, as clay off a wall, corn off its cob , ...

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Usage statistics about crumble

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Quotes about Crumble

I'm just going to crumble like a wreck. I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe! jump of a bridge. (Gordon Strachan)
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Scrabble value of C3R1U1M3B3L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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