Eventually, the pipe develops leaks and crumbles away
The second is general degradation of a surface composed of an unsuitable substance where the surface just crumbles away
regardless of weather conditions.
She forms a relationship with a talented Italian sculptor; yet after years pass, what they had gradually crumbles away
Evelyn Valentino brushes off the warnings of her friends and family not to rush too quickly into her new relationship with an exciting stranger, but bit by bit the gloss crumbles away
and the madness driving her new paramour is revealed.
plaster wall crumbles away
, exposing a familiar roughness and a slew of
It just crumbles away
with the passage of time, making conservation almost impossible.