Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crumble

3 senses of crumble

Sense 1
crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse -- (fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 2
crumble, fall apart -- (break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling")
       => disintegrate -- (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died")

Sense 3
decay, crumble, dilapidate -- (fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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