crumble into

crumble into (something)

To come apart into pieces or a particular material or substance. We need to get this wall repaired—the drywall is just crumbling into pieces.
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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.
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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.