Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Crumble"

The meaning of "Crumble" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "crumble" mean?
A: Crollare a pezzi come un biscotto
Q: What does crumble mean?
A: to fall into pieces
Q: What does crumbling mean?
A: To fall apart
Q: What does "crumbling" mean?
A: Breaking apart or failing

Our plans are crumbling, we have to do something else.
The old cookie is crumbling when I pick it up.

Example sentences using "Crumble"

Q: Please show me example sentences with crumble.
A: The topping is actually made from crumbled cookies.
I crumbled the bread up to feed the pigeons.
Q: Please show me example sentences with crumble.

I personally like feta cheese crumbled into my salad.

Everything started to crumble before my eyes.
Q: Please show me example sentences with crumble it.
A: The rock crumbled to pieces (the rock fell apart into pieces)

The cake had a cookie crumble on top of it. (The cake had pieces of cookie on top of it )
Q: Please show me example sentences with crumble .
A: That's the way the cookie crumbles.

He crumbles under pressure.

Crumble means to disintegrate or fall apart. in the first example this expression means a situation happened in a certain way. in the second example it means someone doesn't perform well against a difficult situation.

Synonyms of "Crumble" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between crumble and tumble ?
A: Though they sound similar, they are quite different.

Crumble means "to fall apart in pieces". The cake was so dry it crumbled. The ancient temple, after hundreds of years of neglect, eventually crumbled.

Tumble means "to fall or roll, usually down a hill." In a children's story. Jack and Jill go up a hill to fetch a pail of water, Jack falls down and hits his crown and Jill comes tumbling after (him, falling down the hill behind him.) When I was carrying boxes up the hill to my new apartment I stepped on my own shoelace which caused me to tumble.
Q: What is the difference between crumble and fragile ?
A: Please do not bend the package, it is fragile.
We watched the building crumble in the fire.
Be careful with that glass, it could break if you drop it because it is very fragile.
The cake was so soft, it just crumbled as I touched it with my fork.

For something to crumble means the whole item has fallen apart easily or effortlessly.
Fragile is used to explain that something can break easily, and to handle with care.
Q: What is the difference between crumble and shatter ?
A: Something that crumble usually fall down under the pressure. While something that shatter is literally exploding or being destroyed, broken.

You can crumble under the pressure. =succumb to the pressure

But you cannot shatter under the pressure.

You can shatter a window. =break a window

But a window cannot crumble.

Think of it this way, if you put too much weight on a table it will eventually crumble and break.

But if I hit a table with my hammer I will shatter/break it.

Q: What is the difference between crumble and collapse ?
A: Crumble = to break into small pieces over a long period of time

Collapse = to fall down suddenly and break in a short time
Q: What is the difference between crumbled and broken ?
A: Crumbled means that the object or person is broken in to more pieces, it is an adjective that shows more of an impact then broken. I think it does anyway.

Example: Her breath crumbled away like the cliffs at her favourite seaside.
Example: She was broken inside but she had no-one to turn to.

Sorry that was really negative. Both are good to use descriptively.

I hope this helps and that I haven't confused you. :)

Translations of "Crumble"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 과자 흘리지마
(no crumbling?)
A: Don't crumble the cookies

Other questions about "Crumble"

Q: It can crumble easily. That's why you need to be careful to bite that one. Does this sound natural?
A: How do You say this in Japanese. I like Japanese language and culture, I would like to have Japanese friends. :)

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