crumble

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crumble(
kruhm
-
buhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (culinary)
a. desmenuzar
I like to crumble blue cheese on my salads.Me gusta desmenuzar queso azul sobre las ensaladas.
b. desmigajar
Chloe crumbled some bread on top of her soup.Chloe desmigajó un poco de pan encima de su sopa.
c. desmigar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Crumble the fish, taking care to remove the bones.Desmigar el pescado, teniendo cuidado de quitar las espinas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to fall apart)
a. desmoronarse
As the firefighters were working in the place, a wall crumbled.Mientras los bomberos trabajaban en el lugar, se desmoronó una pared.
b. venirse abajo
The building is crumbling for lack of maintenance.El edificio se está viniendo abajo por falta de mantenimiento.
c. desmigajarse
The bun of my burger crumbled too easily.El pan de mi hamburguesa se desmigajó demasiado fácilmente.
d. desmenuzarse
Sandy soils crumble easily.Las tierras arenosas se desmenuzan fácilmente.
3. (to fail)
a. derrumbarse
The center-left alliance crumbled, paving the way for the right's victory.La alianza de centro-izquierda se derrumbó y así allanó el camino para el triunfo de la derecha.
b. desmoronarse
His aspiration to become president crumbled after the Iowa caucuses.Su aspiración de convertirse en presidente se desmoronó después de las primarias de Iowa.
c. caerse
The coalition crumbled, resulting in six more years of war.La coalición se cayó, lo que resultó en seis años más de guerra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (culinary)
a. el crujiente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Tina served a cherry crumble for dessert.Tina sirvió un crujiente de cereza de postre.
b. el crumble
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Apple crumble is easy to make and everyone loves it.El crumble de manzana es fácil de hacer y le gusta a todo el mundo.
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crumble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (dessert)
a. postre al horno a base de compota con masa quebrada dulce por encima
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (bread)
a. desmigajar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (stone)
a. desmenuzarse
4. (bread)
a. desmigajarse
5. (fig)
a. desmoronarse, venirse abajo (empire, resistance)
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crumble [ˈkrʌmbl]
transitive verb
[+bread] desmigar; desmigajar; [+earth, cheese etc] desmenuzar;
intransitive verb
1 [+bread] desmigarse; desmigajarse; [+earth, cheese etc] desmenuzarse; [+building, plaster etc] desmoronarse
2 [+hopes, power, self-confidence] desmoronarse; venirse abajo; [+coalition] venirse abajo; derrumbarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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