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English definition of “crumble”

crumble

verb     /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.Tearing and breaking into pieces [I] to become weaker in strength or influence : Support for the government is crumbling.Becoming and making less strong
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