crumble away

see crumble 2), 3)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • crumble — [[t]krʌ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] crumbles, crumbling, crumbled 1) V ERG If something crumbles, or if you crumble it, it breaks into a lot of small pieces. Under the pressure, the flint crumbled into fragments... [V n] Roughly crumble the cheese into a bowl.… …   English dictionary

  • crumble — crum|ble1 [ˈkrʌmbəl] v [: Old English; Origin: gecrymian, from cruma; CRUMB] 1.) [i]also crumble away if something, especially something made of stone or rock, is crumbling, small pieces are breaking off it ▪ The old stonework was crumbling away …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crumble — 1 verb 1 (I, T) also crumble away to break apart into little pieces, or make something do this: Billy crumbled the bread in his fingers. 2 (I) if a building crumbles, it is old and starting to fall down: Britain s crumbling schools 3 (I) also… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crumble — I UK [ˈkrʌmb(ə)l] / US verb Word forms crumble : present tense I/you/we/they crumble he/she/it crumbles present participle crumbling past tense crumbled past participle crumbled 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to break something into very small… …   English dictionary

  • crumble — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, abrade, atomize, bate, be eaten away, beat, bite the dust, bray, break, break down, break up, brecciate, canker, cave in, collapse, come apart, come to dust, come unstuck, comminute, conk out, consume,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crumble — crum|ble1 [ krʌmbl ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to break something into very small pieces, or to be broken into very small pieces: The soft earth of the riverbank crumbled under his feet. Crumble the biscuits over the fruit mixture. a ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crumble — v 1. fragment, break up, crumb, crack, splinter, shred, fritter; crush, break, shiver, powder, pulverize, triturate, comminute. 2. disintegrate, fall to pieces, fall apart, break down; collapse, tumble down, give way, break up, go to wrack and… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wear away — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, abrade, abrase, absorb, abstract, assimilate, atomize, bark, bate, be all over, be consumed, be eaten away, be gone, be no more, become extinct, become void, bite, bleed white, blow over, break, break up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • waste away — Synonyms and related words: Sanforize, abate, ablate, absorb, age, assimilate, atomize, atrophy, attenuate, bate, be consumed, be eaten away, be gone, bleed white, break up, burn up, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, cheat the undertaker, come… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wear away — verb 1. cut away in small pieces • Syn: ↑whittle away, ↑whittle down • Hypernyms: ↑damage • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

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