crumble into (something)

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.
See also: crumble
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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.
See also: crumble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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