Meaning of “crumble” in the English Dictionary

"crumble" in British English

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uk /ˈkrʌm.bəl/ us /ˈkrʌm.bəl/

crumblenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkrʌm.bəl/ us /ˈkrʌm.bəl/ 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

(Definition of “crumble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crumble" in American English

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crumbleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈkrʌm·bəl/

to break into small pieces:

[ I ] That old wall is starting to crumble.

(Definition of “crumble” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)