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Synonyms for crumble
ˈkrʌm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse(verb)

    fall apart

    "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

    Synonyms:
    topple, crease, collapse, analyze, buckle, crack, crack up, rumple, cave in, fail, snap, twig, whirl, go bad, tumble, break up, decay, cotton on, give, crock up, knit, get wise, conk out, analyse, whirl around, fall apart, give out, cockle, catch on, go, fall in, get onto, wrinkle, break, crumple, pucker, die, decompose, get it, latch on, dissect, break down, give way, crush, take apart, dilapidate, burst, lose it, crinkle, founder, tip

  2. crumble, fall apart(verb)

    break or fall apart into fragments

    "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"

    Synonyms:
    break down, decay, separate, crumple, bust, tumble, wear, dilapidate, collapse, split up, go to pieces, break, come apart, fall apart, wear out

  3. decay, crumble, dilapidate(verb)

    fall into decay or ruin

    "The unoccupied house started to decay"

    Synonyms:
    break down, dilapidate, decompose, crumple, disintegrate, tumble, collapse, decay, fall apart

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crumble

    Synonyms:
    disintegrate, pulverize, triturate

    Antonyms:
    consolidate, conglutinate, bond, amalgamate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crumble(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    crush, break to pieces, disintegrate, reduce to fragments

  2. crumble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fall to pieces, break into pieces, become disintegrated

  3. crumble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    perish, fall into decay

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crumble(v)

    Synonyms:
    disintegrate, decay, molder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "crumble":

    collapse

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How to use crumble in a sentence?

  1. Deborah Rose-Milavec:

    Any time you begin to break down one barrier, you see others crumble more.

  2. President Ronald Reagan:

    Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself. ...[I] hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.

  3. Joe Navarro:

    You may see him crumble into an embryo position, crossing his arms across his chest in a self hug, bringing his knees up, that's unfortunate but probably to be expected of somebody his age.

  4. Mattia Toaldo:

    The victorious end of Misrata's offensive on Sirte could be the harbinger of more infighting between different factions, ultimately, the current relative absence of violence in Libya is very fragile in many areas and could crumble under these multiple pressures.

  5. Edward Thorndike:

    Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.

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