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crumble

verb uk   us   /ˈkrʌm.bl̩/
C2 [I or T] to break, or cause something to break, into small pieces: She nervously crumbled the bread between her fingers. The cliffs on which the houses are built are starting to crumble. [I] to become weaker in strength or influence: Support for the government is crumbling.

crumble

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈkrʌm.bl̩/ UK (US crisp)
a sweet dish made from fruit covered in a mixture of flour, butter, and sugar rubbed together into small pieces, baked, and eaten hot: apple crumble
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