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EtymologyEdit

From earlier crymble, crimble, from Middle English *crymblen, kremelen, from Old English *crymlan (to crumble), from *crymel (a small crumb; crumble), diminutive of Old English cruma (crumb), equivalent to crumb +‎ -le (diminutive suffix). Compare Dutch kruimelen (to crumble), German Low German krömmeln (to crumble), German Krümel, diminutive of German Krume, German krümeln, krümmeln (to crumble). Alteration of vowel due to analogy with crumb.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹʌmbəl/, [ˈkɹʌmbɪ̈l], [ˈkɹʌmbl̩]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌmbəl

VerbEdit

crumble (third-person singular simple present crumbles, present participle crumbling, simple past and past participle crumbled)

  1. (intransitive, often figuratively) To fall apart; to disintegrate.
    The empire crumbled when the ruler's indiscretions came to light.
  2. (transitive) To break into crumbs.
    We crumbled some bread into the water.
  3. (transitive) To mix (ingredients such as flour and butter) in such a way as to form crumbs.
    Using your fingers, crumble the ingredients with the fingertips, lifting in an upward motion, until the mixture is sandy and resembles large breadcrumbs.

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NounEdit

crumble (countable and uncountable, plural crumbles)

  1. A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.
    blackberry and apple crumble
    Synonyms: crisp, crunch

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English crumble.

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NounEdit

crumble m (plural crumbles)

  1. (France) crumble (dessert)

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NounEdit

crumble m (plural crumbles)

  1. crumble