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Meaning of crumble

crum•ble

Pronunciation: (krum'bul), [key]
— v., n. -bled, -bling,
—v.t.
  1. to break into small fragments or crumbs.
—v.i.
  1. to fall into small pieces; break or part into small fragments.
  2. to decay or disintegrate gradually: The ancient walls had crumbled.
—n.
  1. a crumbly or crumbled substance.
  2. bits of crisp bacon, bread, etc., added to other foods, esp. as a topping.
  3. crumb; particle; fragment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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