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crum·ble

crumble

 
pronunciation:
kruhm bl
part of speech: verb
inflections: crumbles, crumbling, crumbled
definition 1: to break or crush into bits or crumbs.
He crumbled the cracker into his soup.
definition 2: to fall into small bits; decay.
That castle crumbled a long time ago.
similar words:
decay, decompose, disintegrate