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crum·ble

crumble

 
pronunciation:
kruhm bl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crumbled, crumbles, crumbling
definition: to break or crush into bits or crumbs.
He crumbled the cracker into his soup.
similar words:
crumb
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to fall into small bits; decay.
That castle has long since crumbled.
similar words:
decay, decompose, disintegrate, molder, rot
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