- [verb] fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
Synonyms: crumple, tumble, break down, collapse
- [verb] break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"
Synonyms: fall apart
- [verb] fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
Synonyms: decay, delapidate
erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away
break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart