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Crumble vs. Stumble

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Crumbleverb

To fall apart; to disintegrate.

‘The empire crumbled when the ruler's indiscretions came to light.’;

Stumblenoun

A fall, trip or substantial misstep.

Crumbleverb

(transitive) To break into crumbs.

‘We crumbled some bread into the water.’;

Stumblenoun

An error or blunder.

Crumbleverb

(transitive) To mix (ingredients such as flour and butter) in such a way as to form crumbs.

‘Using your fingers, crumble the ingredients with the fingertips, lifting in a upward motion, until the mixture is sandy and resembles large breadcrumbs.’;

Stumblenoun

A clumsy walk.

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Crumblenoun

A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.

‘blackberry and apple crumble’;

Stumbleverb

(intransitive) To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.

‘He stumbled over a rock.’;

Crumbleverb

To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces.

‘He with his bare wand can unthread thy joints,And crumble all thy sinews.’;

Stumbleverb

(intransitive) To make a mistake or have trouble.

‘I always stumble over verbs in Spanish.’;

Crumbleverb

To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish.

‘If the stone is brittle, it will crumble and pass into the form of gravel.’; ‘The league deprived of its principal supports must soon crumble to pieces.’;

Stumbleverb

(transitive) To cause to stumble or trip.

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Crumbleverb

fall apart;

‘the building crimbled after the explosion’; ‘Negociations broke down’;

Stumbleverb

To mislead; to confound; to cause to err or to fall.

Crumbleverb

break or fall apart into fragments;

‘The cookies crumbled’; ‘The Sphinx is crumbling’;

Stumbleverb

To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.

Crumbleverb

fall into decay or ruin;

‘The unoccupied house started to decay’;

Stumbleverb

To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to stagger because of a false step.

‘There stumble steeds strong and down go all.’; ‘The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know at what they stumble.’;

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Crumble

A crumble is a dish that can be made in a sweet or savoury version, although the sweet version is much more common. A sweet variety usually contains stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat (usually butter), flour, and sugar.

Stumbleverb

To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.

‘He stumbled up the dark avenue.’;

Stumbleverb

To fall into a crime or an error; to err.

‘He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion og stumbling in him.’;

Stumbleverb

To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; - with on, upon, or against.

‘Ovid stumbled, by some inadvertency, upon Livia in a bath.’; ‘Forth as she waddled in the brake,A gray goose stumbled on a snake.’;

Stumbleverb

To cause to stumble or trip.

Stumbleverb

Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall.

‘False and dazzling fires to stumble men.’; ‘One thing more stumbles me in the very foundation of this hypothesis.’;

Stumblenoun

A trip in walking or running.

Stumblenoun

A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude.

‘One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.’;

Stumblenoun

an unsteady uneven gait

Stumblenoun

an unintentional but embarrassing blunder;

‘he recited the whole poem without a single trip’; ‘he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later’; ‘confusion caused his unfortunate misstep’;

Stumbleverb

walk unsteadily;

‘The drunk man stumbled about’;

Stumbleverb

miss a step and fall or nearly fall;

‘She stumbled over the tree root’;

Stumbleverb

encounter by chance;

‘I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant’;

Stumbleverb

make an error;

‘She slipped up and revealed the name’;

Stumble

Stumble is Prakash Belawadi's debut film. It won the Indian National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English in 2003.

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