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Definition of the noun crumble
What does crumble mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: crumbles
- 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
- fall apart
- examples: the building crumbled after the explosion | The business is going to crumble
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
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- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of crumble: break down / collapse / crumple / tumble
- more generic term: change integrity = change in physical make-up
- break or fall apart into fragments
- example: The cookies crumbled
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of crumble: fall apart
- more generic word: disintegrate = break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
- fall into decay or ruin
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of crumble: decay / dilapidate
- more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
- more specific terms:
- deteriorate = become worse or disintegrate
- corrode / rust = become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
- weather = change under the action or influence of the weather
- wear away / gnaw at / eat at / erode / gnaw = become ground down or deteriorate
- droop / wilt = become limp
- ruin = fall into ruin
- fall apart / wear out / break / bust / wear = go to pieces
Alternative definition of the verb crumble
- To fall apart; to disintegrate.
- 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
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Crumble is a fictional character from the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Crumble
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4 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 ...
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 ...
by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler
crumble to chip off, ...
[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, ...
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
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
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Life can crumble to pieces in less than a second ...
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- Apple Crumble
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- French Crumble
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- Berry Crumble
1st berries of the summer wound up in a crumble: raspberry and marionberry
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- Apple crumble!
Made with apples Mum brought from home :)
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- Crumble Pomme-Banane-Poire-Chocolat-Amande
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- Raspberry crumble and lemon-coconut bars
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- Soften so they crumble
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- Crumble Meaning
Video shows what crumble means. To fall apart; to disintegrate.. To render into crumbs.. Crumble Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.
- Kellogg's OK Cookie Crumble AP Language
AP Language project 2013 Ms. Alexander's Class. A new kellogg's brand that mixes dessert and breakfast - Oreo cereal.
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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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