HyperDic: crumble

English > 3 senses of the word crumble:
VERBmotioncrumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapsefall apart
changecrumble, fall apartbreak or fall apart into fragments
changecrumble, decay, dilapidatefall into decay or ruin
crumble > pronunciation
Soundskrah'mbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > crumble: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningfall apart.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe business is going to crumble
Example"the building crumbled after the explosion"
Synonymscrumple, tumble, break down, collapse
Caused bybreak downCause to fall or collapse
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishajarse, ajar, arruinar, colapsar, derribarse, derrumbarse, desmigajarse, desmoronarse, desmoronar, desplomar, romperse, venirse abajo
Catalananar-se'n en orris, desplomar, ensorrar-se, esfondrar-se
English > crumble: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningbreak or fall apart into fragments.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The cookies crumbled"
Synonymfall apart
Broaderdisintegratebreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Spanishderruirse, derrumbarse, desmigajarse, desmoronarse, desmoronar
Catalanderruir-se, enfonsar-se, engrunar, ensorrar-se, ensulsiar-se, esbocinar, esfondrar-se, esgrunar, esmicar, esmicolar, esmollar
English > crumble: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningfall into decay or ruin.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsdecay, dilapidate
Narrowerbreak, wear, wear out, bust, fall apartgo to pieces
corrode, rustBecome destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
deteriorateBecome worse or disintegrate
erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear awayBecome ground down or deteriorate
ruinfall into ruin
weatherchange under the action or influence of the weather
wilt, droopBecome limp
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanisharruinarse, corromperse, decaer, desmoronarse, deteriorarse, deteriorar, estropearse
Catalanarruïnar, decaure, deteriorar-se, enfonsar-se, ensorrar-se, ensulsiar-se, ensulsir-se, esfondrar-se, esllavissar-se

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