crumble into

crumble into something

to break apart and fall down into bits and pieces. The base of the pillar suddenly crumbled into dust. The bones crumbled into dust as the body was lifted from the box.
See also: crumble
References in classic literature ?
No enemy has set foot upon your soil, no Englishman has seen his womankind dishonoured or his home crumble into ashes.
To soften it and make it easier to crumble into recipes for sauces, chili, and casseroles, steam the tempeh for a few minutes in a steamer basket or over a pot of boiling water.
To make crust, spoon 2 cups crumble into prepared pan and press evenly over bottom of pan.
When cool, crumble into coarse pieces into a large bowl.