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1 crumble

Fall apart:
— The building crumbled after the explosion.

synonyms: break down, collapse, crumple, tumble.

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... show more

Roget 328: be brittle etc. adj.; live in a glass house.    break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, ... show more

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

Dutch: instorten, inzakken, uit elkaar vallen

2 crumble

Break or fall apart into fragments:
— The cookies crumbled.

synonym: fall apart.

Dutch: afbrokkelen

3 crumble

Fall into decay or ruin.

synonyms: decay, dilapidate.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Dutch: verarmen, verloederen, verpauperen, vervallen


Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abate, ablate, abrade, atomize, bate, be eaten away, beat, bite the dust, bray, break, break down, break up, brecciate, canker, cave in, collapse, come apart, come to dust, come unstuck, comminute ... show more.

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